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Fare control and surge cap are wrong

“The consumers force all those engaged in production to comply with their orders.... It makes competition work. He who best serves the consumers profits...

Intellectual property rights in East Asia

The degree of wealth and economic size of East Asian economies generally correlate with their degree of private property rights protection, both physical and...

Energy mix and wishful thinking

“You must be ready to give up even the most attractive ideas when experiment shows them to be wrong.” -- Alessandro Volta (1745-1827, Italian...

Mining attractiveness index and the Philippines

There are two similarities between the mining industry and Boracay. The first is that both have small contributions to GDP, and the second is that...

Expanded environmental rights and anti-coal drama

“Matter is energy ... Energy is light ... We are all light beings.” -- Albert Einstein Several recent events in the Philippines energy sector which when...

The Habito carbon tax distortion

Very often, the purpose of government is to make cheap things become more expensive. It does this via high and multiple taxes, regulatory fees,...