Federalism Deal Killers

By JoeAm This blog article will be revised from time to time as new information comes forth. The goal is to track the progress on development of the Federalism Constitution and build our understanding of the document being written. A constitution is a contract between the people and government. As such, the development of a … Continue reading

Philippines’ era of golden infras and economic take-off – it’s hard to be optimistic

By Chemrock The Duterte administration promises their legacy will be an era of golden infrastructure that will drive the country to it’s economic take-off point, ushering in prosperity and uplifting the nation. This will be realized through public borrowing (both domestic and foreign) and tax reforms to fund the infra spending. I have written on … Continue reading

War clouds over dark skies

By Chemrock In a globally interconnected world, protectionism does nobody any good. When protectionism rears its ugly head in the countries amongst the top 10 biggest economies in the world, global economic downturn is a certainty. Make no mistake about it. We are all living under war clouds over dark skies. A trade war is … Continue reading

Federalism: Open Discussion

By JoeAm Reader Jose Guevarra poses some excellent questions. Rather than write an article, I will post his comment as a lead-in to open discussion about the subject: I think it’s time to talk about this again, now that there is actually a draft charter with Congress. Like it or not, we have to think about … Continue reading

Is technological evolution our ticket to extinction?

By Chemrock Joe prodded me to blog on Bitcoin / blockchain recently. With my banking background I can probably scramble some decent words on Bitcoin. Blockchain however, is beyond my comprehension technically. Whilst reflecting on this, I was inspired to write on something interesting that springs off from this mundane subject. So, at the risk … Continue reading