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SCARCITY VERSUS ABUNDANCE: THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

SCARCITY VERSUS ABUNDANCE: THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

The Continental Divide—between Euro-America (Europe, North America, Latin America) and Asia-Pacific—is no mere geographical cleavage, but more importantly cultural-civilizational. In economic doctrines, the division lies in the core premise that underpins all other economic variables and the social class arrangements that constitute the base for…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 10, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

ECHOING THE NEO-NATIONALIST THEME

ECHOING THE NEO-NATIONALIST THEME

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

 

This paper echoes the emerging discourse referred to as New Nationalism. Note that various writers have formulated theories anchored on New Nationalism. Their theories out-rightly impact on public policy and development practice, such as the framework articulated by Robert Reich (see The Work of Nations). Here at home, economists such as Emmanuel De Dios have begun to…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on December 4, 2014 at 3:42am — No Comments

SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR MINING

SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR MINING

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



This paper advocates for an alternative framework regarding mineral resource extraction. It begins with the contention that mining must be considered as primarily a community undertaking, whether the community be national or local. As such, mining must necessarily depart from market-driven models of extraction, or from state-centered models of development, and…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on November 26, 2014 at 12:18am — No Comments

WILL ZAIBATSU OFFENSIVE BE ACCOMPANIED BY NEW JAPANESE MILITARISM?

WILL ZAIBATSU OFFENSIVE BE ACCOMPANIED BY NEW JAPANESE MILITARISM?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

In a previous article, this writer articulated the success of the Japanese Zaibatsu offensive. As one ought to realize, the success of the Zaibatsu offensive came at the expense of other markets, notably the North’s. Intellectually bankrupt as they are, the policy makers and technocrats of the North never foresaw the catastrophic consequences of predatory policies more so those concerning…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on November 11, 2014 at 3:52am — No Comments

ZAIBATSU GLOBALIZATION ‘VOODOO ECONOMICS’ BOWING OUT

ZAIBATSU GLOBALIZATION ‘VOODOO ECONOMICS’ BOWING OUT

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!



Let me share to you at this moment some notes regarding the ‘globalization’ experiment and the flawed policies that sustained it. There has been much ballyhoo about the global economy’s integration, over the last three (3) decades, as having been carved out supposedly by the Anglo-Saxon policy architects, using Thatcher & Reagan…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on November 4, 2014 at 4:52am — No Comments

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY: CAN IT SURVIVE THE COMING ‘TECHNOTRONIC’ CAPITALISM?

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY: CAN IT SURVIVE THE COMING ‘TECHNOTRONIC’ CAPITALISM?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



‘Late’ capitalism, this current phase that replaced the ‘monopoly’ capitalism of the pre-war era, is now DEAD. As elucidated by Jurgen Habermas, thinker of the Frankfurt school, capitalism was able to move to its present state but only with massive state planning/intervention. State intervention had since the early 70s been relaxed, via globalization, but this…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 25, 2014 at 1:01am — No Comments

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR): CORPORATE DEODORANT OF ‘LATE’ CAPITALISM

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR): CORPORATE DEODORANT OF ‘LATE’ CAPITALISM

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Good afternoon from Manila!



The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ most brilliant and deviously cunning chief executive, was so elated one day during his tyrannical incumbency. The reason for the unusual elation was this: his soldiers captured Bernabe Buscayno, the first national head of the Maoist insurgent group New People’s Army or…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 25, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

CAPITALISM’S FUTURE CYBORG PEOPLE/WE ARE THE LAST HUMANS

CAPITALISM’S FUTURE CYBORG PEOPLE/WE ARE THE LAST HUMANS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Magandang hapon! Good afternoon from Manila!



As you read this piece, please take a cursory glance at yourself. For you are among the last humans of the non-chipped prototype. We non-chipped humans’ lifeline will soon end, as we are only co-terminus with ‘late’ capitalism.



‘Late’ capitalism will crash down into total destruction. As already…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 9, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

BONAPARTISM: ‘TECHNOTRONIC’ CAPITALIST STATE IDEOLOGY

BONAPARTISM: ‘TECHNOTRONIC’ CAPITALIST STATE IDEOLOGY

Erle Frayne D. Argonza





Hail Bonaparte! Hail Empire! Hail new capitalism! Hail oligarchic Gods of Olympus! – Tomorrow’s slogans



Bonaparte is back today, I see him alive again. I don’t mean the personal Napoleon Bonaparte of yesteryears, I mean the state system built by Him the Emperor par excellence. Bonapartism is the hyper-convergence of all totalitarian systems of the past…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 2, 2014 at 3:42am — No Comments

CAPITALISM’S DEMISE: WHAT WENT WRONG?

CAPITALISM’S DEMISE: WHAT WENT WRONG?

Erle Frayne Argonza



To all fellow men and women out there who may have deep fondness for the liberal capitalist model of economic adaptation, I hope that you can make some adjustments in your cognitive banks. Capitalism is not a permanent facet of human life, but merely one among various epochs that will come to pass. Only impermanence is sacrosanct in the cosmos, so please refrain from singing hallelujah to a world system…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 27, 2014 at 1:07am — No Comments

GLOBAL TOTALITARIAN POLICE-STATE & TECHNOTRONIC SOCIETY: EXTENDING CAPITALIST LIFE

GLOBAL TOTALITARIAN POLICE-STATE & TECHNOTRONIC SOCIETY: EXTENDING CAPITALIST LIFE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Let me go back to the question of what lies ahead of us—when ‘late’ capitalism dies and yet capitalism will be extended. I am not discounting the possibility that capitalism’s life span will be extended, but this will no longer be ‘late’ capital, just to remind everyone.



You better fasten your seat belts, as the stormy days ahead will come…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 20, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments

‘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.]

I…

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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

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