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Nonoy Oplas
Worked at Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc.
Attended University of the Philippines, Diliman
Lives in Makati City
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When private property rights are unprotected, society can quickly degenerate into chaos and disorder. Gangs and bullies can confiscate other people’s houses, cars, or shops, and the enterprising people will flee and escape such society and only the lazy, bullies, and opportunists will stay.
Private property and its protection is among the cornerstones of a free society. It bestows upon the individuals, households and enterprises exclusive rights what to do with their private property like a car or a piece of land -- use it, sell it, rent it out, or donate it.
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BWorld 79, Brownouts, coal power and the electricity market
* This is  m y article in BusinessWorld last August 17, 2016. Brownouts, actual and potential, have returned to some
areas of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces in the Luzon grid over the past
two weeks. This is unfortunate because electricity demand ha...
Brownouts, actual and potential, have returned to some areas of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces in the Luzon grid over the past two weeks. This is unfortunate because electricity demand has somehow declined because of the colder, rainy season and more power plants have been added to the ...
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So, is a declining share of Agriculture/GDP bad for the economy in general and rural folks in particular?
No. The cases of our more developed neighbors Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan… show that this is the trend that they exactly experienced. This means that while agriculture is growing, the industry and services sectors are growing much faster and hence the denominator, overall GDP size, is growing faster too.
A declining share of agriculture gross value added (GVA) in GDP (gross domestic product) is often viewed negatively by many sectors because it implies that a country is not prioritizing rural development and job creation. Is this a valid observation? Let us review some agriculture data of the Philippines and compare them to its neighbors in the ASEAN and then we tackle that question in the latter part of the paper (see Table 1).
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Climate Tricks 57, "Preventing flash floods" and the Green SONA
Heavy rains and flash flood are natural and cyclical, nature-made and
not "man-made". Big El Nino and drought is often followed by big La Nina and frequent/heavy rains. To help prevent or minimize flash flood, build more dams and "harvest" the water,
instea...
Heavy rains and flash flood are natural and cyclical, nature-made and not "man-made". Big El Nino and drought is often followed by big La Nina and frequent/heavy rains. To help prevent or minimize flash flood, build more dams and "harvest" the water, instead of cursing the flood.
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Cicero, welfarism and fiscal irresponsibility
Words of wisdom from a Roman philosopher, Cicero (106 - 43 BC) nearly 2,100
years ago. There are minor differences in these two quotes, should be a result of different translations. The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should
be refilled, public debt...
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on ...
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PH drugs war 3, Murder culture + low-life mind is dangerous combination
A friend in fb, Jasmin Romero of ABS-CBN posted the other day this report . ''I do not care. I really don’t care because I know na
kapag iyang bangag na -- a user is always a pusher except you are the son of an
Ayala or Gokongwei”' Duterte said…. Data gathe...
A friend in fb, Jasmin Romero of ABS-CBN posted the other day this report. ''I do not care. I really don't care because I know na kapag iyang bangag na -- a user is always a pusher except you are the son of an Ayala or Gokongwei”' Duterte said…. Data gathered by the ABS-CBN Investigative and ...
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Pres. Duterte and UNexit
President Duterte was on global news again yesterday, wow. And again, for the wrong reason.  UNexit. What a parochial, onion-skinned mind. "I do not want to insult you. But maybe we'll just
have to decide to separate from the United Nations," he said. "If y...
I am no fan of the UN in its climate alarmism drama and racket. But in enforcing international rule of law regarding territorial disputes, settling big differences between or among countries in a peaceful manner, I support the UN. Our membership there is useful and important for us.
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Transport Econ 17, On banning provincial buses in Edsa
Remember Isaac Newton's 3rd law of motion: For every
action, there is an equal, opposite reaction. Apply in society: For every
government intervention and prohibition, there is an equal opposite distortion. This news was reported last August 13, 2016. If go...
Because many of those probinsyanos/syanas who ride the provincial buses are car owners. They leave their cars in Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, etc. when they go to Manila because it is more convenient, more time-saving to ride the buses.
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Having less government intervention in the energy sector in general and the electricity market operation in particular is pro-consumer. Just give the consumers more choices, no or little coercion and they will choose the least costly, the more stable and reliable energy source.
Brownouts, actual and potential, have returned to some areas of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces in the Luzon grid over the past two weeks. This is unfortunate because electricity demand has somehow declined because of the colder, rainy season and more power plants have been added to the grid.
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BWorld 78, If the US becomes protectionist, who loses?
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last August 03, 2016. The purpose of free trade is to make cheap things remain
cheap and the purpose of protectionism is to make cheap things become
expensive. Protectionism imposes high tariff, taxes, fees, charges, an...
The purpose of free trade is to make cheap things remain cheap and the purpose of protectionism is to make cheap things become expensive. Protectionism imposes high tariff, taxes, fees, charges, and more paper work to complicate things that are otherwise simple and easy to do.
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BWorld 77, Migration and housing
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last July 26, 2016. Migration means mobility and freedom. The free movement
of people along with their skills and talent, families and colleagues, culture
and sports, science and technology, capital and investments, is ...
Migration means mobility and freedom. The free movement of people along with their skills and talent, families and colleagues, culture and sports, science and technology, capital and investments, is the natural sibling of free trade of goods and commodities. The world is far from real free trade ...
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BWorld 76, Solar can never power the PH and Asia
* This is my 3rd article in the special issue, BusinessWorld Anniversary Report last July 25, 2016. Due to limited space, the table was not shown but the arguments and texts are retained. The rapid pace of economic growth in East Asia over the
past two to t...
This is shown by the numbers below covering two decades. Electricity generation and solar power consumption are expressed in terawatt hours (TWh, 1 TW = 1 million MW), coal consumption is expressed in million tons oil equivalent (mtoe), and GDP size is valued at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).
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    1985
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