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Serbia on the Baltics

According to hints by the new government, the road to Serbia’s economic recovery could follow Baltic models. Painful reforms should be implemented quickly and decisively, as quickly as was done for example in Estonia from 1992 to 1994. Once the reform processes are completed, Serbia too could, with a little luck, become so miraculously successful as the Baltic states are today.

What lessons were learned from the Baltic experience, what are the key elements of success and what ideas form its foundations[1] ? (više…)

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The great economic crisis, or the great recession as it is now increasingly referred to, has led to changes in the way Westerners perceive their lives. The future is no longer as certain and stable as it once seemed. Dysphoria, fear, doubt and resignation have replaced the shallow triumphalism, which has dominated the international stage since the collapse of socialism in the 1990s.

For a brief moment it seemed that the crisis could open up a constructive debate on existential, system-wide issues concerning modern capitalism and the contemporary world. This hope, however, was short-lived, and in the visible part of the world stage (which is the only one that matters) the debate is superficial and disappointingly economistic. (više…)

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