US Inflation Becoming Everyone’s Problem

The US economy is going through an unusual period with many trouble spots, including an unsustainable wage growth from a tight labor market, inflation from supply-side disruption triggered by a confluence of factors such as the trade war with China and the Russia-Ukraine war. Moreover, the monetization of the historically high federal budget deficit of $5.90 trillion in fiscal 2020 and 2021 has created asset demand that pushes up inflation.

China Donations, Media Bias, Anti-Poverty Efforts

Rappler did not even include China’s donations in its initial December 21 report “Countries offer aid after Odette,” but later did update it. Inquirer’s “Foreign aid pours in for ‘Odette victims” story starts with the pledges (not yet fulfilled) of the US ally countries first, starting with Canada’s commitment of up to CAN$3 million, the European Union’s allocation of 1.7 million euros, South Korea’s pledge worth $2 million, and what Japan and the US “will provide.”

Biggest Threat In PH Future… Education Failing Our Students

The World Bank was asked by the Department of Education under Secretary Briones to apologize for declaring the crisis in the Filipinos’ bottom-dwelling performance in math, science and language — the components for succeeding or falling behind in the next stage of world development. Various international and local tests over the years had confirmed this dismal performance of Philippine learning.

Untold Stories of the Chinese Filipino Success

The success of the Chinese Filipino is a model to learn from, not to demonize.  We can benefit together, but step one is to stop wasting time on useless, endless debate, which is useful for vetting ideas against data.  But then, most of our time should be spent building our individual and national capabilities in the new “Reset” of technologies, markets, platforms that is happening now — so we can have independent choice, made by and for Filipinos.