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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 people continuously torture data, the latter will confess and the real numbers will surface. So through time, various governments and their national statisticians have learned to respect their real data, and if they have to torture it, not too much otherwise the data will confess sooner than later.
Many people are getting impatient with gross domestic product (GDP) growth data, especially growth rates of 6% or higher, saying these numbers are “irrelevant”, “useless”, “misleading”, and “mean nothing” to their lives. Stronger criticisms of GDP growth numbers include “jobless growth” and “outright lies” that paint a rosy picture of an otherwise thorny and despicable society.
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UP Libertad to be launched on May 20
The first and only free market student organization at the University of the Philippines, UP Libertad, will be launched this Friday, May 20, at UP NCPAG, Diliman, QC. There will be two lectures, one by Mr. Thomas Laughlin, an alumni of the Students for Libe...
The first and only free market student organization at the University of the Philippines, UP Libertad, will be launched this Friday, May 20, at UP NCPAG, Diliman, QC. There will be two lectures, one by Mr. Thomas Laughlin, an alumni of the Students for Liberty (SFL), an international ...
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And that proves further that free trade is good. The taste of salmon is a lot different than many tropical fish products that we have. Free trade allows the poor and lower middle class to enjoy this produce from time to time.
Among the noticeable things when I buy in public markets is the presence of Norwegian salmon. Usually the salmon heads or salmon belly are available, and their retail price is not that far from bangus or tilapia. So while it is common to see Norwegian salmon in big groceries and supermarkets, it is good to see the presence of this Norwegian product in public markets at affordable prices, implying that trade of this commodity is increasing fast.
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Whisky and Liberty, Jules Maaten's farewell party
Last night, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Philippines Country Director Jules Maaten conducted and hosted a "whisky workshop". My first time to attend such kind of activity as I am a barbarian when it comes to some high end drinks, European ...
Last night, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Philippines Country Director Jules Maaten conducted and hosted a "whisky workshop". My first time to attend such kind of activity as I am a barbarian when it comes to some high end drinks, European whisky brands.
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We should not aspire to rival Myanmar and Cambodia, much less North Korea, in energy poverty. Government -- through the CCC and DENR especially -- should get out of overly ambitious alarmism in energy rationing.
Energy poverty can kill today, not 30 or 100 years from now because of “man-made” warming or climate change. Dark streets at night because of expensive electricity and unstable energy mean more road accidents, more crimes. Or households using candles are courting more fires, more destruction to private property. And households using traditional biomass for cooking endure indoor pollution and invite various respiratory diseases.
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Winners and losers in the 2016 elections, by Dr. Jop Yap
A friend, Jop Yap, former faculty member of the UP School of Economics
(UPSE), then President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies
(PIDS) and now back at UPSE, sent this to me. I like it, I asked for permission
to post in this blog, he said Y...
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More economic freedom, individual liberty, diversity and spontaneity, innovation and market competition, less government intervention and taxation, will usher in more creativity among entrepreneurs and workers.
Political labels sometimes tend to create more confusion instead of clarifying things on philosophy and ideology. One reason for this is that certain advocates and campaigners of particular philosophies are themselves confused of what they are talking about, and yet they project to be the leaders and articulators of those political philosophies.
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Energy 66, What companies receive FIT and by how much?
This is the subject of my letter to the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) last Monday. TransCo is a government corporation that owns all the transmission assets of the government. Among its five key responsibilities is to administer the Feed-in-Ta...
This is the subject of my letter to the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) last Monday. TransCo is a government corporation that owns all the transmission assets of the government. Among its five key responsibilities is to administer the Feed-in-Tariff Allowance (FIT-All) Fund for ...
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BWorld 58, INDCs and PH energy realities
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Thursday. Energy poverty can kill today, not 30 or 100 years from
now because of “man-made” warming or climate change. Dark streets at night
because of expensive electricity and unstable energy mean more road accid...
Energy poverty can kill today, not 30 or 100 years from now because of “man-made” warming or climate change. Dark streets at night because of expensive electricity and unstable energy mean more road accidents, more crimes. Or households using candles are courting more fires, more destruction to ...
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Lion Rock 19, Not enough capitalism in Hong Kong
A good article by Bill Stacey, former Chairman of Lion Rock Institute (LRI) in Hong Kong. Reposting here. Not enough capitalism ! (Next Magazine, 2016/5/5, A002, Second Opinion, Bill
Stacey) Hong Kong has many contentious public issues, but the
underlying s...
Hong Kong has many contentious public issues, but the underlying source of our discontent is fifteen years of stagnant real wages. For many in Hong Kong we are simply not progressing and the upward mobility from a dynamic economy seems absent. After decades of some of the strongest growth in the ...
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Pol. Ideology 66, On institutions, constitutional monarchy and liberal parliamentary democracy
Reposting another bright article from a friend, Wan Saiful, CEO of IDEAS in KL, Malaysia's first and only free market think tank. It is published today in The Star. --------------- Defend our institutions By Wan Saiful Wan Jan "Thinking Liberally", The Star...
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Election 24, Generally peaceful and credible 2016 polls
Congratulations, COMELEC, for a generally peaceful, credible, and fast results elections 2016. Congratulations, unofficial President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte. The people have spoken, you got nearly 40% of the national votes based on the SWS exit poll. Bongbong...
Congratulations, COMELEC, for a generally peaceful, credible, and fast results elections 2016. Congratulations, unofficial President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte. The people have spoken, you got nearly 40% of the national votes based on the SWS exit poll. Bongbong Marcos is leading by 0.2 million votes ...
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