Land of contrasts

Michael Alan Hamlin

Posted on May 18, 2007

Turn to the business section, please

In the aftermath of this week’s mid-term elections, the contrast in mood on the front pages of newspapers and the business pages is startling. Front-page headlines generally rant about dagdag-bawas, or vote shaving and padding, and violence mostly in far-flung areas of the country. In contrast, the business pages report that confidence is up as evidenced by the strong showing of the stock market, the currency, and investment inflows following the mostly peaceful elections.

It’s as if we are living in two different countries at the same time. And come to think of it, we are.

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