Crisis in Greece: Would you lend money to a person who can’t pay?

Lots of debate around who is the victim and who is the bad guy in Europe nowadays thanks to the financial crisis gripping Greece and, as a consequence, the rest of the European Union. It seems to point to the underlying fundamental difference between the way creditors and debtors think which is not too different […]

The Greek financial crisis is really a simple issue

The financial crisis gripping Greece is really not that complicated. Greece opted to join the Eurozone and replace its local currency, the drachma, with the euro in 2001. Its government then started tapping the Eurozone financial market taking out euro-denominated loans as part of its normal course of doing business. However, underneath all that, Greece’s […]

Lack of thinking and arrogant attitudes are the Philippines’ undoing

In the Philippines, there are many people who claim to have a monopoly on great ideas. They claim to know what is good for you and everyone else. Some of them get very impatient about bringing their ideas into “action”. These people also think that their ideas are superior to other people’s ideas. They quickly […]

US not happy with strict Ph bank secrecy laws

Following the landmark decision coming from the Senate court trying the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona to uphold a Supreme Court restraining order on the opening of Corona’s dollar accounts, much attention has now been directed to the Philippines’ “archaic” bank secrecy laws. According to also secret United States embassy cables revealed by Wikileaks, […]