This book focuses on the features and possible outcome of a socially oriented economy on the basis of concrete realities. Its main themes revolve around the reconciliation of the state and the market, of globalization and nationalism; the sustainability of growth via sound macroeconomic management; the sharp reduction of poverty through per capita income growth and investments in education, health, and other public goods; the bridging of social inequity through asset reforms and social policies; and the strengthening of democratic governance.

The contributors are Leonor M. Briones, Calixto V. Chikiamco, Emmanuel de Dios, Eduardo T. Gonzalez, Joseph Y. Lim, Nepomuceno A. Malaluan, Toby C. Monsod, Ricardo Basilio Reyes, Temario C. Rivera and Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III.

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