wealth tax
One consequence of the ridiculous concentration of wealth is that even a fraction of that amount can solve poverty year in and year out. —UCANEWS PHOTO

Wealth tax now: an argument by numbers

In August 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed that the poverty incidence rose to 18.1% in 2021 from 16.7% in 2018. Completely understandable, our technocrats said: After all, we all bore the brunt of the pandemic-driven recession. Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 9.5% from 2020 to 2021, the worst since 1947. Of course, there’ll be more poor...

While some people consider decluttering as a stress-relieving activity, others feel that it’s an ordeal they don’t want to experience. —PHOTOS BY CHARLES E. BUBAN

How decluttering helps ease mind and heart

Who wouldn’t want a house that’s free of clutter? Why not dispose of the things that have been gathering dust and eating up space for years and years? Easier said than done, of course, because what might be clutter for others is a trove of special memories for you. Many of us have heard of Marie Kondo and her “simple...