Tuesday, August 31, 2010

THE RUB ON 'NATIONAL PROPERTY'


Conrado de Quiros is by far my favorite active columnist. Well, that's kind of a stretch. The fact is, I think his opinions are not very well formulated, and I don't like his writing either. Much of his appeal, it seems to me, is due to his rhetoric-over-substance approach to issues.

We could overlook that his brother was recently appointed by our great idol and Kris' only brother

Monday, August 30, 2010

NO SENSE OF SHAME


Been out of commission for a while.

No loss.

Out of all the emotions a Filipino ought to feel about last week's hostage crisis involving an ex-cop and several Hong Kong tourists, the one most inappropriate would be shame.

Monday, August 23, 2010

PROTECT US, O GOVERNMENT


It never fails that whenever a disaster or accident happens, much fingerpointing and proposals for future prevention are made, and then die off in a couple of weeks' time. While there is much ado at present about last week's Benguet bus crash that killed 42 people, the heartfelt rhetoric is soon going to give in to indifference and mere whining about how the government isn't doing enough.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

HACIENDA LUISITA: FAILURE OF CAPITALISM


It's pretty much taken for granted that the Hacienda Luisita issue is an example of capitalists oppressing the poor. Because this is a given, most discussions focus instead on what would be an equitable deal.

However, if we do find out that Hacienda Luisita is the opposite of capitalism, this would have implications as to what would constitute 'social justice,' which incidentally is a favorite buzzword when it comes to poverty-related issues.

Friday, August 20, 2010

NOYNOY THREATENS PAL WITH A, *gasp*, FREE MARKET


You can tell that times are messed up when the idea of free association is used as a threat against an entity. Yet this is exactly what our idol, Noynoy! Noynoy! Noynoy! (NNN) is doing

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

'PUBLIC' FRANCHISES AS SLAVERY

In my previous post, I noted how government franchises were barriers to entry that made for lower quality of goods and services. In this entry, we get to see how franchises make for slavery, or at least make apparent the slavishness that government implies.