THE “problem” with basic economic truths is that they’re largely counter-intuitive. As the French economist Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) once said, “In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects.
BASIC American Government dictates that the CNMI as a whole is “a state level government” and I can remember having to teach my students that “Saipan is technically a city that is the capital of the State of the CNMI” for Governing Purposes.
FROM time to time, I come across a book that I think everyone should read.
(District Court for the NMI) — With sadness and admiration for a long and accomplished life, the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands announces that Alfred Laureta, the first District Judge of the court, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2020 at the age of 96 in Kauai, Hawaii. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were at his bedside. Judge Laureta was known for his deep love of his family and his unassuming, humble nature even as he blazed a trail for Filipino-Americans in the legal profession.
EVERY year typically encompasses a few defining moments, but during the past 11 months, numerous world-changing, paradigm-shifting developments that are unimaginable have happened.
A Backlash of Civility?
LIANG Rose. On Monday, the 26th of October, we laid her to rest at her parents’ graves.