Letter from Dumaguete

Economics in one page

    On macroeconomics, asset pricing, and growth Can you learn economics in one self-taught lesson? Maybe. In this column, I attempt to explain the economics of aggregate...

Dying with Zero

    How to sing ourselves to sleep And now, the end is near...“ we can hear from the lyrics by Paul Anka. He is still alive,...

Woke and Wokeism

    Making sense at Harvard How do efforts to do good backfire? We see people working for peanuts, so we enact minimum wage laws. Some workers get...

Inflation and Debt

  How not to be afraid Stories are embedded in economics, as suggested by one of my favorite economists, Deirdre McCloskey. The story of the day...

Selling coins

<script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-4414480388811847" crossorigin="anonymous">Paradigms and money don’t grow on treesMoney to economic man is like water to fish. This analogy...

Onions

<script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-4414480388811847" crossorigin="anonymous">Back to inflation basicsInflation is in the minds of many nowadays. The newspaper headlines scream, “Inflation soars...

Optimism is good

<script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-4414480388811847" crossorigin="anonymous">How an IPO can morph into something elseIs the stock market, in the phrase made famous by...

The beginning and end of economics

<script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js?client=ca-pub-4414480388811847" crossorigin="anonymous">Reading James BuchananMANILA -- What Should Economists Do? is a set of essays published in 1979 that...

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NOCCI defends NIR

      The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc., a staunch advocate for the creation of the Negros Island...
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Church bucks Negros Island Region

    The Diocese of Dumaguete called on President Marcos Jr. to veto  Senate Bill 2507, creating the Negros Island Region...

Three-point shot

    At the outset, a disclosure is in order. The Dumaguete MetroPost is a member of the Negros Oriental Chamber of...

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