Milton Friedman once remarked that “you must separate out being pro-market from being pro-business”, and continued: “the two greatest enemies of the free enterprise system, in my opinion, have been on the one hand my fellow intellectuals, and on the other hand, the big businessmen – for opposite reasons”.
On July 23, The Guardian published the results of a report by the “Tax Justice Network” (TJN). The title – “Wealth doesn’t trickle down – it just floods offshore” – cannot remain unnoticed by the reading public.
On June 21, BNB announced that it will fulfill its mission at CCB within a month, by July 21. By then it promises that CCB will have either a new ownership structure or a strategic investor, or else be taken by the only state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB, with about 1% market share).
The foreign press wrongly describes this party is far right. In reality it is extreme populist, nationalist in Nazi sense, uses NSDAP-like regalia, advocates nationalization of industries and land, expel of foreign investors, sterilizing gypsies and restricting the rights of Muslims, central planning of exchange and interest rates, prices and wages, getting the country out of NATO and the EU.