|Belarus Today: Evolution versus Market-Fundamentalism (Continuation)|
|| 10-02-2006, 17:21 | Comments: (0) | Categories: Belarus, Politics, Analyzing|
“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.”
Shock therapy has produced the greatest peacetime man-made social and economic disaster since Stalin’s collectivisation of agriculture in those ex-Communist countries which adopted the siren schemes proposed by Jeffrey Sachs et al. of the Harvard school. Yet, instead of rewarding Alexander Lukashenko’s instinctive revulsion for inflicting penury on his people to benefit a small class of nouveaux riches emerging from the Communist nomenklatura and their Western partners, the West has poured forth venom on the regime in Belarus which refused to rob its own pensioners and sell its daughters into prostitution or send its graduates to be plumbers in the West.
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