rePost: Dr Doom on the Philippines:RGE – Are There Bright Spots Amid the Global Recession?

Philippines The Philippines’ stalwart consumers saved the economy from the recessions that plagued its more export-dependent neighbors. Remittances proved surprisingly resilient despite the global economic slowdown as Filipino laborers, especially professional or skilled workers, continued to find strong demand overseas. This was partly due to the government’s diligence in forging new hiring agreements with several […]

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rePost:Finding Happiness:Stumbling and Mumbling: Money, reputation and happiness

Image via Wikipedia I suspect there might not be. One reason why I think I’m happier now than when I was younger (despite the U-shape in happiness over the life cycle) is precisely that I’ve stopped giving a damn what anyone thinks about me. If you care about your reputation, you end up worrying about […]

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