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Does political instability affect economic growth?

ANSWER: Yes. Political instability adversely affects growth by lowering the rates of productivity growth and, to a smaller degree, physical and human capital accumulation. REFERENCE: This is based on an empirical paper published in 2013. Link is http://­www.sciencedirect.com­/science/article/­pii/S0176268012000675 *free registration required to access How does political instability affect economic growth? sciencedirect.com Sep 8 at 5:26pm […]

Do you have to be popular or the best president to be Chair of the ASEAN Summit? [Was Pres. Duterte chosen because of his popularity and recent performance?]

ANSWER: No According to Article 31 of the ASEAN Charter, the Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually, based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States. A Member State assuming the Chairmanship shall chair the ASEAN Summit and related summits, the ASEAN Coordinating Council, the three ASEAN Community Councils, relevant ASEAN Sectoral […]

Is the 91% Trust Rating a Valid Argument?

ANSWER:                     NO   Pulse Asia made the survey through face-to-face interviews of 1,200 respondents. 1200/103M Pinoys = 0.000012  SAMPLE SIZE, 1200/72M Pinoys aged 15 to 80 = 0.000017  SAMPLE SIZE.   The validity of sample size, error margin (±) you can check on one of the URL on the reference area below. Answers on survey […]