Market vs State

Manolo had a really provocative post over in Current, the blog we take turns writing for the Inquirer.  He raised many intriguing points, such as the changing face of the powers-that-be (This is not your grandfather’s elite!), but his main argument was bracing: Too many Filipinos have joined what he calls the Cult of the Market.

As it happens, I happen to think otherwise: Too many Filipinos continue to depend on the State (and, in its absence, on its surrogates in media, but that, as we are learning to say, is another post).

Husbanding my meager ammunition, I decided to concentrate fire on the main argument. Please, if you have time, tell me — tell us — what you think.

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