I took a short nap yesterday and had this really vivid dream that I got a chance to eat some US combat rations aka MREs.
The US also decided to impose an embargo on these countries, I guess to show that they do not condole or tolerate such oppression? But then restricting trade is not the solution, in fact free trade might just be the solution in introducing these countries to more liberalized markets. I always remember my post about Paul Romer's Charter Cities and how he explained that Hong Kong was the greatest influence and inspiration in liberalizing the markets of China and alleviated more poverty than any other kind of charity work we've tried.
Adrienne Nicole Bernal has been introducing me to a lot of fanfiction concepts and slang. From what I understand, when you say that you are "shipping" someone, that means that you are making two characters a fictional couple. In this video, I find that Ron Paul and Hillary gets a "ship" moment in the last part.
If Joseph Estrada can become president of the Philippines then surely I'm eligible as well. This is why I am now officially announcing that I am running for presidency on 2028. To quote from the constitution, any person who wants to run must be:
"a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, a registered voter, able to read and write, at least forty years of age on the day of the election, and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding such election."
I am Harry Santos and I approve of this message.
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The fastest developing city in India came about not because of government meddling or planning but through private initiatives. All basic amenities or infrastructure are provided by the private sector. A decade ago, this place didn't even exist. And now it has proven to become the best example to be followed by other communities in India and the world.
It is now home to many multinational companies and brands, creating a big boost for job opportunities and at the same time taking care of their "brain drain" issue. They say that more skilled people are now coming back to India to work in Gurgaon.
Professionals who migrate are not traitors. They are merely looking for better opportunities for themselves and for their loved ones. If anything, it is the government who's the traitor: for restricting markets and opportunities here in our own country with red tapes, regulations, and taxation—something Gurgaon has proven to be unnecessary. In fact, it was the absence of govenrment that made the exponential growth of Gurgaon possible.
In the New York Times article about it, they interview this guy who said that Gurgaon has become the "pacemaker" for other cities in India, a role model of sorts. And this reminds me of my post about Paul Romer's Charter Cities idea. As I have said there, the benefits of the free market will be so attractive that it will inevitably spread itself. This is exactly how Hong Kong influenced China into having a more liberalized market economy, something that he says alleviated more poverty than any other thing we've tried in the longest time.
The more governments constrict out markets the less prosperous we become. In many sectors, if they could just step back and allow more competiton and invite more investors, prices will go down, services will be better, there will be more job opportunities, and our economy will surely grow much faster than the promises and estimates of economic planners.
In my post about Singapore, I mentioned that we have thousands of islands that could possibly be just as prosperous as Hong Kong, Singapore, and now Gurgaon. But to achieve that, freer markets and less government is what we need.