Georgia’s economic story after the collapse of the Soviet Union (SU) is important to be considered and analyzed in Georgia and in any developing and transition economy nations. There are several reasons why Georgia’s experience is interesting and valuable. First of all, it shows almost all the wrong sides of central planning and a centralized, bureaucratized and command economic system.
Slovak Labour Code that requires separation of the meal contribution for an employee from the salary of the employee created an artificial meal voucher market and ensured the voucher companies millions in revenue and generous profit margins, which are, at the end of the day, paid by the majority of workers, employers and restaurateurs in Slovakia.
Ukraine introduced value added tax (VAT), which is one of the essential sources of fiscal revenues in many countries, in 1992. The tax became important for Ukraine’s economy as it brings about one third of consolidated fiscal revenues and accounts for near 10% of GDP. However, with years the tax became known for poor administration and fraud. Some loopholes in the administration relate to numerous VAT privileges and exemptions.
Why should a paper called Future of European Welfare State be any different from any other publication on welfare? Well, let’s just say that it is made up almost entirely of infographics. And it is accompanied by two superb videos.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom proudly presents its latest publication: The European Union – Catalyst for Economic Freedom? As the name itself suggests, the collection of papers, including contributions by by Steffen Hentrich, Emmanuel Martin, Danko Tarabar and Andrew Young, is devoted to the issue of economic freedom within the EU.
While the European Central Bank, governments and many economists complain about the danger of deflation a currently published microeconomic analysis from the famous Kiel Institute for the World Economy tells a different story.
The Lithuanian Free Market Institute has a pleasure to invite all interested to read Institute’s publications available in English: 29th Survey of the Lithuanian Economy – summary of the results Index of Municipalities in Lithuania The Lithuanian Free Market Institute has introduced its first Index of Municipalities in Lithuania which was compiled using a unique methodology. Using overall 55 indicators, the Index measures the performance of municipalities. This project was aimed at creating a useful…
Liberte! has a pleasure to inform that it the 11th issue of the magazine has just been released. It is devoted to the interwar period in Poland and includes articles concerning online casino politics, economy, social and cultural life of that period. Apart from the regular authors of Liberte! in this issue the interview with Adam Michnik can be found as well as section devoted to Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński.
The Liberal Institute of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation invites all interested to read Institute’s publications: 1. Concepts of Liberty Competition Freedom Liberalism Market Economy Responsibility 2. Occassional papers The future task of Liberalism – A political agenda Theme Report, Liberal International Congress, Pisa, September 1988, Ralf Dahrendorf, 1988 (2011) The Dutch health care system – Can the Germans go Dutch?, Marcel Canoy, 2010 American Health Care Policy Issues, Arnold Kling, 2010 Liberalism, liberal policy and…
Liberte! invites all interested to read its publications: 1. 10 issues of the magazine: Issue no. 1 First issue focused on liberal ideas in the context of ideology, democracy, European Union, capitalism and law. Authors include Witold Gadomski, Jan Winiecki, Ireneusz Krzemiński, Jan Harman, Marek Safjan and others. Issue no. 2 “Bronisław Geremek” Various authors, including Bernard Kouchner and Adam Michnik, write about Bronisław Geremek. Issue no. 3 “Crisis” Articles about crisis and strategies…