All Blog Posts Tagged 'States' (17)

PERSIA RE-AWAKENS TO CONFRONT REVIVED ROME (EU-USA)

PERSIA RE-AWAKENS TO CONFRONT REVIVED ROME (EU-USA)



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Good day! Magandang araw!



In previous articles I have articulated about ancient racial consciousness that could awaken at some juncture after a long dormancy period. The dormancy could be 2,000 years approximately, which coincides with Arnold Toynbee’s 2,000-year civilizational life.



The revival of ancient Roman consciousness had already been galvanizing, with the European… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 7, 2010 at 2:33am — No Comments

LOIN EMPOWERMENT: CHURCH CRANKY POLITICAL DISCOURSE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Religious fundamentalism is among the mega-waves of the moment. Secularism, which was a 19th century wave yet, had reached its full circle around the 3rd quarter of the 20th century. From 1980 onwards, with the advent of Islam Fundamentalism and Religious Right (Christian Right, Hindu Right), secularism has been taking the backseat as fundamentalism’s seductive new dogma delivered their devastating blows on erstwhile ‘enemies of God’.



Catholic… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 28, 2008 at 11:10pm — No Comments

OBAMA IS AMERICA’S MAN OF THE HOUR

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good morning from Manila!



The candidacy of Barak Obama had generated a lot of surprises and raised hopes about reversing the trends of economic decay and neo-conservative (fascist) aggression by the USA, henceforth catapulting the USA back to its role as a world leader and friend of the world’s nations. Not only in the USA but also overseas, did Obama capture wide audiences and sympathies, and his image is still moving up the ladder of meteoric ascent… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 26, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

36 MILLION DEAD BY AMERICA’S AGGRESSIONS, WHAT SAYETH OBAMA?

Erle Frayne Argonza



Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!



In just a couple of weeks’ time, the US voters and electorate will make their decisions about who should be the next American chief exec and vice-president. As a US observer (from Manila), I can now advance my own forecast, based on survey polls and the emerging ethos in the USA, that Barak Obama is the man of the hour, the next president of the USA.



I would now wish to bring the matter of US aggression and… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 21, 2008 at 6:52am — 1 Comment

IMMORAL U.S. BAILOUT ECHOES JAPAN’S 1990s ‘CRISIS MANAGEMENT’ FLAWS

Erle Frayne Argonza



Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!



It’s been some couples of weeks now since the financial downspin in the USA took a further plunge as mega-banks sought help from federal government for rescue. The closure of the Lehman Brothers and the S.O.S. by other big banks that are now in the red rocked the global stock markets to a new round of instabilities and volatilities, even as the US economy is in danger of another Great Depression.



As I’ve… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 12, 2008 at 8:22pm — No Comments

CONTINUING BOURSE PLUNGE DOWN NEAR DEPRESSION LEVEL

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good afternoon, Fellows of Planet Earth!



The planet’s bourses are still plunging as of yesterday (Friday), a day that was dabbed as ‘black Friday’ in Japan which saw the Nikkei plunge by 10%. ‘Bloody Friday’ may be a better term, as the word ‘black’ in ‘black Friday’ could be construed as a racial slur.



This gentleman is among the economists/social scientists in Manila who forecast, way back in the late 1980s yet, that the Western economies… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 11, 2008 at 4:32am — No Comments

US GENERAL: AFGHANISTAN’S A FAILURE, STRESSES DEVELOPMENT

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good day!



A retired US general recently spoke about the overall conduct of war in Afghanistan. To the surprise and chagrin of defense experts and officials, the general most candidly declared that Afghanistan was a disaster.



The retired general spoke more like a development expert than a uniformed defense official. Accordingly, there is no military solution to Afghanistan’s problems. The ideas proposed by the same (ret) uniformed official… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 21, 2008 at 11:31pm — No Comments

ANOTHER GREAT DEPRESSION COMING AS FINANCIAL SYSTEM ENDS

Erle Frayne Argonza



Is the global economy moving downward towards a devastating collapse?



If we employ a long-term Kondratieff cycle to model the world economy, we can see that the period beginning in 1935 approximately (when the big market economies US-UK-Germany moved towards another cycle of growth approximately after the Great Depression) should have ended around 1995 approximately, after which comes another great depression.



As early as 1989,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 18, 2008 at 5:59am — No Comments

US WATCH: TRANSPORT U.S. BACK TO PROSPERITY

Erle Frayne Argonza



The final feature of the US ‘real economy’ worth featuring is transportation & communications. This is among the most productive sectors that produce real wealth, contrasted to the ‘casino economy’ of predatory finance that produces wealth from out of wealth itself, producing really nothing worth our value. Broad as it is, let me focus on the transport sector.



Time was when the railway industry took off, inducing growth as soon as the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 12, 2008 at 4:16am — No Comments

US WATCH: S & T CUTTING EDGE EROSION

Erle Frayne Argonza



As I’ve been stressing in previous articles, “it’s the economy” that count much as top agenda to be addressed by policy makers, bureaucrats and growth stakeholders in the USA. And this should be the primary concern of the political bigwigs when election comes by the end of the year.



A policy shift that will veer away America from the destructive flames of the ‘virtual economy’ founded on predatory finance, back to the ‘real economy’ based on… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 11, 2008 at 4:54am — No Comments

US WATCH: INFRASTRUCTURE DECAY, NEEDS MASSIVE REDEVELOPMENT

Erle Frayne Argonza



A bridge has fallen, the Mississipi river flooded Orleans like some pathetic third world city, airports are too cramped up as they are incapable of containing the surge in passenger & cargo levels, the East Coast experienced the emergency shut down due to grid overload (causing massive blackout), railway tracks are thinning out and overall capacity is on downward trend, and more.



They seem to be unrelated, but for economists and sociologists the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 9, 2008 at 7:21pm — No Comments

US WATCH: AGRICULTURE DECAYS, BIOFUEL MATTERS MOST!

Erle Frayne Argonza



Agriculture remains to be among the most protected sectors of the US economy. Enough to cause ceaseless chagrin on the members of the WTO, who have been demanding that the EU-USA-Japan trilateral belt better play by the rules and remove the trade barriers in agriculture.



But the overall alarming trend in America’s agriculture is the rapid shrinking of arable lands altogether. Lucky enough that America is blessed with millions of acres of arable land,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 8, 2008 at 7:29am — No Comments

US WATCH: DE-INDUSTRIALIZATION

Erle Frayne Argonza

The public (in America) is of the broad position that the NAFTA was responsible for the folding up of many factories and the transfer of jobs to Mexico/South. This NAFTA-bashing has some validity to it, but the semi-economic integration alone with Mexico and Canada isn’t a sufficient reason for the bigger problem of de-industrialization.



Once robust and colossal, the industrial sector of the USA contributed over 50% of the Gross Domestic Product or… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 7, 2008 at 5:51am — No Comments

US WATCH: ECONOMY’S REAL VALUE

Erle Frayne Argonza



Great and mighty is America’s economy! America can buy the whole earth and feed all the world’s people! Americans are the world’s wealthiest, they can buy any and all guys outside the borders!



What delusional arrogance from some demonic Pied Pipers! The USA’s GDP ended up at $12.5 Trillion last year, though some indicator massage could yield a higher figure of $13.5 Trillion (using Purchasing Power Parity or PPP). Measure this against the Gross… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 4, 2008 at 7:16am — No Comments

US WATCH: CAN THE U.S.A. PAY ITS DEBTS?

Erle Frayne Argonza



Just exactly at what level had the totality of US debts had reached is practically anybody’s guess. So complex is America’s financial system and the mess created by the ‘bubble economy’ over the last three (3) decades, that it takes an enormous amount of research efforts led by top economists and financial consultants to undertake.



One thing is clear though: whoever will be the USA’s next execs must never fail to measure, comprehend, and reverse… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 2, 2008 at 4:17am — No Comments

US WATCH: THE ‘VIRTUAL ECONOMY’ WRECKED UNCLE SAM

Erle Frayne Argonza



So, fellows out there, whatever happened that the once mighty US economy—once contributing to 40% of Gross World Product (GWP)—is now drifting downwards, producing now just 22% of GWP? That the EU would itself catch up with the USA and equally produces 22% of GWP, though EU’s money is bloodily mightier than Uncle Sam’s once mythical Dollar?



As a matter of realistic forecasting, if trends today would continue across the globe, Asia would overshadow both… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 30, 2008 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

US WATCH: IT’S THE ECONOMY!

Erle Frayne Argonza



The US presidential polls are approaching. The Democrat Party nomination was recently concluded, and there goes the polls.



As an observer of ‘US reality’, I’d candidly say that if there’s anything most worrisome in the US right now, it’s the economy. Without the pejorative ‘stupid’ by the way, I leave that to Bill Clinton’s spin doctors.

Whoever wins, and whoever would be vice president, this tandem of statesmen (hopefully) will have to go about… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 30, 2008 at 5:54am — No Comments

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