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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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Uncertain int’l economy under a Trump-led US

January 3, 2017

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) December 14, 2015   The international economy faces uncertain prospects in 2017. The march toward globalization and prosperity has been interrupted by a series of surprise events as 2016 is closing. Uncertain and volatile times. These new events augur changes that […]

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Trump, the world economic order, and our future

November 29, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 16, 2016   It is an understatement to say that Donald Trump’s presidential victory in the United States took much of the world by surprise. The American presidency is the most powerful job in the world. It has immense responsibility […]

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The US election shock

November 29, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 19, 2016   The entire community (almost) of American pollsters was shocked by the presidential election’s outcome. After two days, Nate Silver, my favorite summarizer, scrambled: “Why FiveThirtyEight gave Trump a better chance than almost anyone else.”  His final forecast gave Donald Trump a 29-percent chance […]

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Lessons to learn

November 3, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 3, 2016     America is at the beginning of a crisis that could affect the world. The choices foisted upon the public as to who will next head that great nation is, in a word, scary. Neither candidate is wanted, nor should be. Yet […]

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Taxes, inequality and the election

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 28, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – Taxes, how much people pay and how much they should pay is a gut issue. In democracies, specially where economic inequalities are significant, taxes should be a hot topic during an election campaign. It has always been a divisive […]

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Did politics compromise Trump brand?

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 26, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO — It has been said that politics and business cannot mix. One will suffer somehow. Too bad Donald Trump was too in love with himself he thought he could break the rule. Now it seems his political adventure may break […]

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Feeling déjà vu in America

October 28, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 24, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – Arriving here for a short visit, I keep getting that déjà vu feeling every time I check out local media and get an election update. They are voting for a new President in a couple of weeks and it […]

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Trust in the US versus China

October 28, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 22, 2016   The very high trust of Filipinos in the United States has always been taken for granted.  In the latest Social Weather Stations survey of Sept. 23-27, 2016, 76 percent said they had much trust in the United States, 11 percent said they had […]

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Hillary holds on

October 28, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) September 24, 2016   Ever since June, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party has been leading television personality Donald Trump of the Republican Party in the race for the US presidency in the Nov. 8 election. Both Clinton and Trump are very […]

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