Monday, March 28, 2011

Filipino free market blogs, part 1

Writing and blogging on a free market, individual freedom, and less government perspective is still a scarce resource in this country. But nonetheless, there are a few Filipinos who have taken this path. I visit those free market blogs by fellow Filipinos from time to time.

Today, I am happy to see that 3 of them, including this blog, have global ranks of below 2 million (out of probably a billion blogs and websites worldwide) over the last 30 days. Here are their global ranks based on ranking as of today.

1. This blog. Apologies if this would look like a self-serving promotion. But I just looked at the alexa ranking.

1 month: 1,290,116
3 months: 2,236,614

This is alexa's summary: has a three-month global Alexa traffic rank of 2,236,614, and visitors to it spend approximately 82 seconds on each pageview and a total of 90 seconds on the site during each visit. Roughly 52% of visits to the site are referred by search engines, and about 88% of visits to are bounces (one pageview only). We estimate that 48% of the site's visitors are in the US, where it has attained a traffic rank of 465,311.

2. Prudent Investor Newsletters.

I like this blog because it is always packed with economic and finance data, and keeping the free market perspective always. The blog owner, Benson Te, is also a friend. Benson posts about 2 to 3 articles per day, I think.

1 month: 1,557,213
3 months: 3,249,197

3. The Vincenton Post. The owner of this blog is also a friend and a big fan of Ayn Rand and her Objectivism philosophy.

I like this blog because of its consistent anti-statist perspective and advocacies. The author's favorite topics are education is not a right (it is parental responsibility and state universities should be privatized) and anti-state sponsored and taxpayers-funded Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

1 month: 1,890,957
3 months: 2,441,719

4. Colorful Rag. The blog owner, Paul, is another friend. Paul has written two books so far on political philosophy.

I like this blog because of its good sense of humor, frank and straight arguments, and for consistently arguing the primacy of individual liberty, the rule of law and property rights. Lately, Paul added really funny pictures and cartoons, and some gory pictures of gory politicians and individuals.

1 month: 13,894,489
3 months: 19,799,567

There are other Filipino free market blogs which do not have global rank on yet. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

5. Acts of the New Commonwealth,

6. Aristogeek,

7. A Second Look at Everything,

8. Elevic Pernis - The Road to Weirdom,

9. Foundation for Economic Freedom,

10. HarryLeaks,

11. Laissez Faire Filipino,

12. Perpetual Cycle of Life,

13. This is Joshua Speaking,

See related article here, Filipino free marketer blogs

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