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How Free Speech Prevents a Mindless War of Bullets and Bombs

At parties, I often end up talking politics with my friends. (Ideologically my politics is nearest to Libertarians, but I have consistently voted Republican.) On the one hand, I am glad that, even without Trump (and at times, especially if … Continue reading

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Why I am for Duterte

I am for Duterte because he’s the only candidate who has indicated agreement (one time or another) with each one of  the three goals of the CoRRECT Philippines movement in reforming the constitution: Establishment of a Free Market in the Philippines; Start … Continue reading

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The Power of Passwords

Encryption technology has just become a political battleground. It should have been obvious that, like powerful weapons, it can be used to do bad as well as good. Here is the stark reality of this technology. One of the two radical … Continue reading

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Communism, Islam, and Political Correctness

What is Religion? Let’s first clarify what is religion. Religion should be personal. It is a set of personal beliefs about why we are here in this world, where we are going, and how we should behave with respect to … Continue reading

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The Concept of “Pure Money”

Recently I read about Alan Greenspan’s comments about Bitcoin to the effect that it’s nothing but a bubble phenomenon. Crypto-currencies are a bubble because these things have no “backing”. What Alan fails to understand (and what I failed to understand … Continue reading

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The Future is Here, and It’s Wonderful

This is an illustration of what it’s going to be like when Bitcoin or something like it becomes more dominant than any fiat currency. At the end of every month, from work you get paid in Bitcoins, say 100 miniBits. … Continue reading

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To All Filipino Intellectuals

You and I both want Pinas to progress. We may not agree on the exact destination, but I think we can both agree that the current state of the country is deplorable. I have visited Malaysia and Indonesia, and have … Continue reading

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