LML Polettiques (326)

Our world after Covid

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:00 Written by
When elephants dance, the ants…A MOST interesting development partly as a result of this pandemic is the rise of China and the decline of America in the world stage (The Manila Times or TMT, April 15, 2020). Each country took…

Can the Deegong hack it?

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:47 Written by
Economic collapse and death of thousandsFIVE months into the pandemic and six to eight weeks of quarantine and lockdowns, several countries intent on mitigating the contagion and reopening their economies came out with varying strategies and results. Some opened their…

‘Balik Probinsya’: A distraction or palliative to Covid?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 04:42 Written by
A GRUESOME silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic is probably resuscitating a program that past administrations decades back only paid lip service to and never had the gumption nor the political will to implement: “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2)! If…

A tale of 2 Covids

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:29 Written by
IN times of great peril, nations collectively behave in many ways, principally influenced by the resilience of their people, the strength of their institutions, the efficiency of their systems of governance and, above all, the demeanor of their leadership. This…

The new normal — where are we at?

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 04:38 Written by
THE world today is undergoing cataclysmic changes, whose ramifications we may not comprehend fully well into the next generations. What we glimpse now of our future are simply vignettes seen through the prism of current realities, already distorted these past…

Alternative aftermaths: Part 2 — Economic recovery and the second wave

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 04:52 Written by
Part 2 — Economic recovery and the second wave CENTRAL to a global economic recovery are two predicates: the taming of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as a “sine qua non” and a seamless measured lifting of the quarantine to…

Alternative aftermaths

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 15:34 Written by
Part 1 Covid-19 and lockdowns THE movie “I Am Legend” comes to mind as one of the alternative “end of times” scenarios. I quote its synopsis: “Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters,…

Before the aftermath and the rise of a hegemon

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:59 Written by
GOING by all the publications, dialectics and analyses by doomsayers in social media, the pronouncements of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this column, predictive in one sense, should logically be written only…
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