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Fake news

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   It is tough trying to figure out what’s going on these days with all the fake news turning up on social and traditional media. I find it disturbing that some otherwise responsible newspapers would report on obviously fake news in a hands-off manner as […]

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Politicians and their promises

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 9, 2017   Last year saw politicians making outrageous promises and eventually winning the elections they were contesting. PDutz did a lot of that and the champion is Donald Trump. Should we demand that politicians keep their promises? I guess it depends. Winning an election is different […]

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Amazing technology breakthroughs

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 6, 2017   NEWARK, California — A self-driving car of Uber was caught going through a red light in San Francisco by a dashcam video taken by a taxi driver the week I arrived here. Uber had apparently unleashed a fleet of driverless cars for testing. They […]

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A trade war in the works

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 4, 2017   ANAHEIM, California – One of the biggest fears for this new year is a trade war in the works as the Trump administration takes office. Based on the strong campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, one of his first acts from the White House will […]

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All systems go?

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 2, 2017   NEWARK, California – It’s the first working day of the new year and hopefully it will also mark the day when the Duterte administration’s promises to produce a golden age of infrastructure is out of the starting gate. The economic managers of the Duterte administration […]

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Hopes and dreams for 2017

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 30, 2016   NEWARK, California – It had been an exhausting year. It had also been full of surprises. This passing year could well be a turning point for humanity. This means 2017 will probably force us to make some hard decisions. On the other hand, it […]

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Curing cancer, preventing crime

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 28, 2016   NEWARK, California – Silicon Valley is an amazing place. It is also the most important place on Earth so far as the future is concerned. How our future generations will live their lives has probably already been determined by some of the hottest tech […]

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A political gimmick?

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 26, 2016   NEWARK, California – Just before Christmas, some of my economist friends in one of my e- groups were not too happy with the announcement of free tuition for all students in state colleges and universities or SUCs. It isn’t because they are anti-poor, on […]

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To us a child is born

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 23, 2016   NEWARK, California – It had been pretty cold in this part of California just next to Silicon Valley with temperatures in the low single digits for most of a week now. The polar vortex has descended upon North America bringing remarkably low temperatures to […]

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Christmas traffic

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 21, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – My daughter, who works in Redwood City and lives in this city, took over an hour and a half last Thursday for a drive home that normally takes less than an hour. The rush to the city where a lot of […]

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