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‘LATE’ CAPITALISM ENDS IN CRASHING BLOW POST-‘MAD ECONOMICS’

‘LATE’ CAPITALISM ENDS IN CRASHING BLOW POST-‘MAD ECONOMICS’

Erle Frayne Argonza





Good afternoon!



At this moment, I’m sipping coffee contained in a pack that is sold for worth P130, or $3.00. The pack is one of the domestic brands of brewed coffee blends, ready for the drip coffee maker, of the Arabica and/or Robusta varieties. In economic parlance, this coffee is a commodity because (a) it was intended for exchange and not for the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 11, 2014 at 4:41am — No Comments

SMITH-RICARDIAN ‘FREE TRADE’ JUSTIFIED SLAVE TRADE

SMITH-RICARDIAN ‘FREE TRADE’ JUSTIFIED SLAVE TRADE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

To continue on the theme of laissez faire, a doctrine started by the French physiocrats and systematized further by the Scots, let it be known that the principle of ‘free trade’ generated by physiocracy was largely a doctrinal defense of slave trade. [Physiocrats were philosophers who focused on economic problems, while philosophes focused on political, ethical, and epistemological problems.]

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 4, 2014 at 4:54am — No Comments

ADAM SMITH’S CLASSICAL THEORY IS COPYCAT/UN-ORIGINAL

ADAM SMITH’S CLASSICAL THEORY IS COPYCAT/UN-ORIGINAL

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Magandang umaga! Good morning from Manila!



As one can see in the title, Adam Smith’s ideas about political economy were unoriginal or copycat. So I’m going to articulate some notes about the matter. This may come as a shocker to the devotees of Smith and fanatical ideologues of liberal or free market capitalism, but it had to be accepted. This is a matter of fact,…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 27, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments

TRADE & HUNGER: SALVING HUNGER VIA TRADE POLICY

TRADE & HUNGER: SALVING HUNGER VIA TRADE POLICY

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Let me continue on the issue of hunger, which many politicians are raising howls this early in time for the 2010 polls. The tendency right now, with politicians’ short-sightedness and poverty of wisdom, is that hunger will be perpetuated and sustained even long after the same politicians are all dead.



In the study on fair trade & food security I did for the national…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 23, 2014 at 5:54am — No Comments

ADAM SMITH: ‘INTELLECTUAL PROSTITUTE’ FOR BRITISH EAST INDIA & SLAVE TRADERS

ADAM SMITH: ‘INTELLECTUAL PROSTITUTE’ FOR BRITISH EAST INDIA & SLAVE TRADERS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Amigos y Amigas, Buenos dias! Magandang umaga! Good morning!



The title of this briefer may come as a shock to all those who pretend to know Adam Smith and, more so, for those who revere Mr. Smith as a cult Icon. Just to clarify to everyone, being a political economist and ‘economic sociologist’, I hold Smith personally in high esteem as…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 12, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments

IS THE WTO DEAD? WHAT SAYETH THINE PHYSIOCRATS?

IS THE WTO DEAD? WHAT SAYETH THINE PHYSIOCRATS?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





The World Trade Organization may be dead in the woods. We may need to prepare dirges as a form of respect for this deadwood institution. It isn’t working at all, this idea of global trade regime galvanized as WTO and the GATT before it.



Probably the idea of ‘globalization’ as proposed by contemporary thinkers, which concretely incarnated in the institution of the WTO, may…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 7, 2014 at 5:49am — No Comments

RE-ECHOING ROOSEVELT’S ‘PHYSICAL ECONOMY’ SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL FINANCIAL COLLAPSE

RE-ECHOING ROOSEVELT’S ‘PHYSICAL ECONOMY’ SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL FINANCIAL COLLAPSE

Erle Frayne Argonza



My beloved country remembers the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt very well. It was his presidency that paved the way for preparing the Philippines as an independent state, by first granting the country the status of a commonwealth with its own constitution (1935 Constitution), and by permitting such domestic government to prepare the legislative measures and…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 7, 2014 at 5:47am — No Comments

Benefits Consulting - Larry Devitt, Capella Tax Network and Jelani Asar - 5/6

 

 

Go to http://incomeprotectionatlanta.com/business-in-atlanta-georgia-interviews/



Join Jelani Asar of Income Protection Atlanta in an absolutely incredible interview with another fantastic employee benefits expert, Larry Devitt, Former Senior…

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Added by Jelani Asar on July 22, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Employee Benefits - Larry Devitt, Capella Tax Network and Jelani Asar - 6/6

 

 

Go to http://incomeprotectionatlanta.com/business-in-atlanta-georgia-interviews/



Join Jelani Asar of Income Protection Atlanta in an absolutely incredible interview with another fantastic employee benefits expert, Larry Devitt, Former…

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Added by Jelani Asar on July 14, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

MAHARLIKA MOVEMENT SURGES AS OPPORTUNITIES BROADEN

MAHARLIKA MOVEMENT SURGES AS OPPORTUNITIES BROADEN

 

Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Social Scientist, Development Consultant,

Life Coach

Initiate - Brotherhood of Light

 

In 1989, my provocative essay titled “On The Somnambulism of the Filipino” began to circulate in diverse publications. I cogitated then that the Filipino suffers from a collective somnambulism, which explains the lack of directional sense of purpose…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 4, 2014 at 12:38am — No Comments

LOIN EMPOWERMENT: CHURCH CRANKY POLITICAL DISCOURSE

LOIN EMPOWERMENT: CHURCH CRANKY POLITICAL DISCOURSE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Religious fundamentalism is among the mega-waves of the moment. Secularism, which was a 19th century wave yet, had reached its full circle around the 3rd quarter of the 20th century.

From 1980 onwards, with the advent of Islam Fundamentalism and Religious Right (Christian Right, Hindu Right), secularism has been taking the backseat as…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on February 17, 2014 at 12:28am — No Comments

VATICAN’S ALIEN BOMBSHELL, GLOBAL OLIGARCHS’ ALIEN GENES

VATICAN’S ALIEN BOMBSHELL, GLOBAL OLIGARCHS’ ALIEN GENES

Erle Frayne  Argonza

In a previous article, this writer tackled the ETI research that has gone on among the BRA countries (BRA is short for Britain- America- Russia), that there has been so much secrecy about the subject. As this was happening, another world power, the Vatican, silently did its own research, and had stumbled upon information whose impact not only…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on February 3, 2014 at 1:19am — 1 Comment

FOOD CRISIS AND ORGANIZED PANIC BY FOOD CARTELS & OLIGARCHY

FOOD CRISIS AND ORGANIZED PANIC BY FOOD CARTELS & OLIGARCHY

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



We’re having a production-related problem with rice today in the Philippines today, which looks more like an echo problem of a larger global phenomenon of food crisis. Riots have already been experienced in at least 33 countries, and we may expect the frequency to rise in the months ahead.



To single out production factors, and especially to…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 27, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

ASEAN’S 160 MILLION MIDDLE CLASS ENSURES BULLISH PROSPERITY

ASEAN’S 160 MILLION MIDDLE CLASS ENSURES BULLISH PROSPERITY

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good day to you fellow global citizens!

 

ASEAN’s planned economic integration next year is getting too near for comfort. Excitement from diverse quarters concerning the unification in ASEAN and across the globe is growing, so let me share a note on the subject by focusing on its middle class.

 

Association of Southeast Asian…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 21, 2014 at 12:38am — No Comments

FOOD WARS ARE COMING, PREPARE!

FOOD WARS ARE COMING, PREPARE!

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Food wars are coming, prepare for the contingencies! This is now a visible possibility, so all those enthused development stakeholders and peace-builders better insert an extra agendum on their ‘key result areas’.



Given the so many sources of conflict that are natural resources related, the latest ones being the ‘water wars’, it is no…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 14, 2014 at 2:55am — No Comments

EMERGING MARKETS: GLOBAL GROWTH DRIVERS, FIREWALL ECONOMIES

EMERGING MARKETS: GLOBAL GROWTH DRIVERS, FIREWALL ECONOMIES

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Global economic growth has shown a sputtering pattern over the last couples of years. The EU-USA-Japan 1st World corridor has particularly been the lackluster topguns, mired as they are in vicious cycles of recession, near zero growth, and ‘virtual economy’ strategies that only deepened their entrapment in the cul de sac they’re…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 8, 2014 at 1:41am — No Comments

POWER SHIFT FROM WEST TO EAST NOW COMPLETE

POWER SHIFT FROM WEST TO EAST NOW COMPLETE

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Gracious Day to you fellow global citizens!

 

“Young Man, Go East!” was John Naisbitt’s challenging call unto the youth of the west who are eager to search for opportunities in life. In the late 90s yet, he released his social forecast book Megatrends Asia, which sums up macro- trends happening in Asia that all point out to the compass of economic…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 2, 2014 at 12:40am — No Comments

OBSERVATIONS AND POSSIBLE ADVOCACY POSITIONS REGARDING THE MINING SECTOR

OBSERVATIONS AND POSSIBLE ADVOCACY POSITIONS REGARDING THE MINING SECTOR

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Date: 10 February 2005

 

[Written for the Office of the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 26, 2013 at 2:06am — No Comments

GLOBALIZING CHRISTMAS

GLOBALIZING CHRISTMAS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Christmas is now nearing as of this writing. Christmas bell tolls, kids’ carols, merry songs & dances are now up in the air, inviting everyone else to share the spirit of fun and camaraderie.



A Christian and sectarian holiday Christmas is, no one doubts this. Granted that Christmas is a sectarian affair, is it possible to transform it into a…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 19, 2013 at 1:13am — No Comments

MATRIX & TERMINATOR FILMS: TECHNOTRONIC TYRANNY PROPHESIED

MATRIX & TERMINATOR FILMS: TECHNOTRONIC TYRANNY PROPHESIED

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Magandang araw! Good day!

 

Let me share more thoughts about contemporary movies, about how they can be effective vehicles to reveal intuitive insights about future worlds. I’d focus this time on the film series Matrix and Terminator.

 

We can regard the texts of the said cinemas as allegorical, with some fundamental archetypes that can…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 14, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments

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