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Bad Economic Decisions Lead to More Piracy

07.07.2006
I think I mentioned several times on this blog that fake alcohol kills 42,000 people in Russia. Recent economic measures of the Russian government, intended to reduce that number…are actually going to increase it! The reason? Good intentions, bad implementation. Imported alcohol has disappeared fr...

From Agrarian Reform to Command Economy

06.06.2006
As Alan Garcia is getting ready to celebrate his victory in the runoff presidential elections in Peru, Jefferson Morley at the Washington Post ponders whether the influence of the Left, particularly Hugo Chavez, is dwindling in Latin America. With Peru seemingly rejecting any serious reversals from ...

New Strategy Towards Russia

05.31.2006
Who is to decide where Russia’s democracy and economy are heading? Certainly not the foreigners, according to Russian public officials and political experts, reports the Moscow Times: Russians now expect the West not to meddle in their internal politics and in their relations with former Soviet re...
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