An American Classical Liberalism

Every four years, as the November presidential election draws near, I have the same daydream: that I don't know or care who the president of the United States is. More importantly, I don't need to know or care. I don't have to vote or even pay attention to debates. I can ignore all campaign commercials. There are no high stakes…

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Philippine COVID-infections hit 1.09M

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 7,733 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total to 1.09 million. The death toll rose by 108 to 18,099, while recoveries increased by 4,227 to over one million, it said in a bulletin. There were 66,626 coronavirus infections,1.1% of which were critical, 94.4% were mild, 2% did not show symptoms, 1.5% were severe and…

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The State of Modern Economics

Peter G Klein is Carl Menger Research Fellow of the Mises Institute and W.W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He is also senior research fellow at Baylor’s Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and adjunct professor of strategy and management at the Norwegian School of Economics. His research focuses on the…

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Timeless investments with M Lhuillier Jewellers

With the economic effects caused by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make smarter decisions about finances and be prepared for what comes next. As investments, fine jewelry continues to stand the test of time. While currencies often fluctuate, the value of precious metals and gems are stable and even increase over time, making jewelry a less risky…

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Decentralization, Absolutism, and the Papal States

[The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe by David Kertzer Random House, 2018 xxx + 474 pages] Historian David Kertzer made a name for himself with his 1997 book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. The book covers the until-then-rarely-mentioned case of an Italian Jewish boy who was illicitly baptized by…

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Monde Nissin gets investor commitments for $1-B IPO

SINGAPORE – Philippine food maker Monde Nissin Corp has secured investor commitments for a $1 billion initial public offering (IPO) at P13.50 ($0.28) each, in what would be the country’s biggest IPO on record, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The owner of meat alternative Quorn had flagged the sale of up to 3.6 billion primary…

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Why innovation is the key to sustainable business

Running a business is no easy thing.  For the past 18 years, I’ve been on that journey of entrepreneurship. A journey filled with buzzwords like MVPs, scaling, growth, hustle, work-life balance and whatever else fake gurus say on YouTube to sound fancy. And let me tell you, it’s a tough path to be on. The world really does not care…

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