Month: December 2015

The Relationship between Christianity and Economics

Economics¬†is the science¬†of¬†production, consumption, and distribution¬†of wealth. In Biblical terms, economics means stewardship. The word itself cannot be found in the Bible but its¬†literal Greek Word is Oikonomia¬†which means¬†Household Management.¬†Economics is a modern word but its idea is as ancient and¬†old as the earth.¬†Its very foundations are found from¬†the very beginning (Genesis 1:28) and unfolds …

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7 Characteristics of a True and Good Friend

A true and good friend is rare¬†to find- as rare and valuable¬†as precious metals (Proverbs 31:10). Solomon, the¬†wisest man,¬†helps us¬†to identify¬†a true and good friend. I was inspired to write this after¬†hearing this cheerful, upbeat and wise¬†song by Sovereign Grace Music: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIQzvQjhsYw] Using¬†E-sword, I¬†searched for passages in Proverbs¬†that speaks about true and good friends. …

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Solution to Manila Traffic? “Uberize” the Philippines

An Inquirer article writes that¬†Duterte and Cayetano propose the same solution¬† To Manila’s seemingly hopeless traffic problem: Decentralization. But here’s a glimpse: I think it¬†will take a long time. Maybe¬†a decade or two? //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // Government offices, key offices and other centers of works should be relocated at the outskirts or in the provinces. Duterte …

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How Ideas, Not Capital, Enriched the World

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq6XqbEN2aE] “Ideas have consequences.” On 16 September 2015¬†Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of History, Economics, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a lecture at the Legatum Institute that argued ideas, rather than capital, play a crucial role in making the Western Society as better off than the rest of the …

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