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WHAT WENT WRONG AGAIN?

WHAT WENT WRONG AGAIN?

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Liberty. Equality. Fraternity. France and Europe and its three fundaments have been shaken. Or rather have been shaking for at least a decade, but few wanted to admit this and to take action. In the last couple of days we have heard and read a lot about liberty. Liberty of speech,liberty of expression. In our […]

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All the languages of Poles

All the languages of Poles

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Translation: Monika Zell After a few years of a Pole living abroad, there appear the first problems in the use of Polish. The accent starts to sound strange and Polish vocabulary slips one’s mind, giving way to the foreign one. It would seem, however, that when the daily, direct contact with Polish language is maintained, […]

Proselytism, democratism and other enemies

Proselytism, democratism and other enemies

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Legal regulations concerning axiological choices made by individuals in their private or intimate spheres, formed on the basis of the expectations and awareness of the democratic majority, are essentially deprived of legitimization and are not acceptable within the scope of prohibitions and restrictions they introduce. The idea of the social contract is one of the […]

22nd Economic Forum in Krynica

22nd Economic Forum in Krynica

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Between 4 and 6 September, 2012 Krynica-Zdrój hosted for the 22nd time prestigious Economic Forum, this year entitled “New visions for difficult times. Europe and the world in the face of crisis”. During three intensive days of debates, discussion panels and press conferences politicians, economists and experts from various fields were discussing current political-economic problems. […]

Mont Pelerin Society 2012 Prague Conference

Mont Pelerin Society 2012 Prague Conference

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Liberte! has the pleasure to invite all interested to Mont Pelerin Society 2012 Prague Conference, organized by our friends – Czech Liberalni Institute. Welcome address by Jiri Schwarz, Chairman of the MPS 2012 Organizing Committee  Dear friends of liberty and individual responsibility, It will be immense pleasure to welcome you at the greatest festival of classical […]

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European Forum for New Ideas 26-28 September 2012

European Forum for New Ideas 26-28 September 2012

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The European Forum for New Ideas with its second edition in Sopot, 26-28 September 2012, is an international conference of business communities, also attended by representatives of the cultural sector, scholars and politicians. EFNI is organized by the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan in collaboration with BUSINESSEUROPE, the City of Sopot, as well as […]

We CAN (if we really want to)

We CAN (if we really want to)

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How is it that when we truly desire something, we will climb mountains to achieve our goal and succeed, but if we tackle things with even just a little less determination, we get the same tired old results? Let me go back to the fall of communism and its replacement with the free market model. […]

“Democracy and Prosperity: An Inevitable Link?” – Carl Gershman at the Wrocław Global Forum

“Democracy and Prosperity: An Inevitable Link?” – Carl Gershman at the Wrocław Global Forum

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The theme of this panel – the relationship between democracy and prosperity in Europe’s East – raises many difficult questions.  What is the relationship between democracy and development? Is development a necessary precondition for democracy? Is democracy, in turn, necessary for development?  Does democracy have to produce development – does it need to deliver, in […]

Wrocław Global Forum 2012

Wrocław Global Forum 2012

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Between 31 May and 2 June 2012 Wrocław hosted Wrocław Global Forum 2012, co-organized by The Atlantic Council of the United States. This year’s edition was entitled “Reinventing the West: Prosperity, Security and Democracy at Risk?” For three days experts, politicians and economists were discussing various issues in numerous panels. After welcoming remarks by Rafał […]

People deserve uncertainties

People deserve uncertainties

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“From freedom and science came rapid growth and change. From rapid growth and change came insecurity. From insecurity came demands which ended growth and change. Ending growth and change ended science and freedom.” C. Wright It is a fact of life, however sad, that a large number of economic findings are counterintuitive. This state of […]

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