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Random Thoughts: UP economists on the spot

“If there is such a clear solution to poverty, why do economists not all agree about it and write books explaining what the solution is?” ( Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus, The Poverty of Nations, 2013).

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Random Thoughts: Needed: Prudence in going Federal

“I’m not against federalism per se. But as British philosopher statesman Edmund Burke once memorably warned, “Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident a security.” (Richard Heydarian, “Why Federalism”, HORIZONS, Philippine Daily INQUIRER July

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Random Thoughts: The big picture of change

Attention, my fellow Filipinos

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Random Thoughts: Some financial aspects of going federal

Recently, Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry said “that federalism is good in the devolution and operation of the trade and industry function, promotes ease of doing business, and competitiveness among local governments in attracting investors.”

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Random Thoughts : The key is effective info drive

To improve the administration’s information campaign on federalism, an inter-agency, task force has been organized to handle this matter.

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Random Thoughts | Is RevGov at the Doorstep?

“President Duterte wants lawmakers to expedite the amendment (revision) of the (1987) Constitution to allow a shift to federalism, but there is not enough support for it in the Senate, according to Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri. He says there

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Random Thoughts | Go for competitive federalism!

There are four types of Federalism in the world today.

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Random Thoughts | No to weak federal regions!

Attention: Members of Congress and Consultative Committee

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Random thoughts | A political surgery

“THE shift in political structure is major surgery. What benefits will federalism bring, and by what means will they materialize? Which limbs or organs will the surgeons amputate? What foreign elements will they implant?

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