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Visualizing a People’s Congress

Two or three generations from now, public discussion on the design of a People’s Congress that will take the place of the current Senate and…

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Useless

(Published by The Manila Times on 3 July 2019) Elsewhere I proposed that more problems can be addressed by abolishing, instead of creating more, government…

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Commitment Fees

(Published by The Manila Times on 26 June 2019) Red tape, defined by Webster as “official routine or procedure marked by excessive complexity which results…

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Everybody Loves Infrastructures

(Published by The Manila Times on 12 June 2019) I was a local government employee in 1992 when Fidel Ramos became president, who lost no…

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Privatization and PPPs—Public Pain, Private Gain?

(Published by The Manila Times on 5 June 2019) Whenever society faces a problem, the common response—especially from among lawmakers—is to suggest the creation of…

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Tracking Government Projects

(Published by the Manila Times on 29 May 2019) In this digital age, information can be transmitted from one person to another in an instant,…

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Work Is Resumed

(Published by The Manila Times on 22 May 2019) That once-in-every-three-years break is behind us and, as presiding officers of legislative bodies call it after…

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Good Government and Community Participation

(Published by the The Manila Times on April 17, 2019) The idea sells, as shown by how governments and funders are buying it. But how…

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