"Skutecznie promujemy wolność"

EN

Przegląd FOR

W Przeglądzie FOR polecamy ciekawe publikacje, które nie powstały

w Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju

Publikacje nie muszą być zbieżne ze stanowiskiem FOR

19 maja 2022 r.

Jacob Sullum: If we focus on substance rather than words, the real breakthrough will come when politicians understand and acknowledge the nature of the harm that needs to be reduced. It is not just the harm caused by drug abuse but also the harm caused by misguided and counterproductive efforts to address that problem. Prohibition itself is the most obvious example.

Reason: A Record Number of Drug-Related Deaths Shows the Drug War Is Remarkably Effective at Killing People

19 maja 2022 r.

Dobrosława Gogłoza: Nawet jeśli zgodzimy się, że przenoszenie się do miast jest ważnym krokiem w procesie dbania o przyszłość planety, wyzwaniem będzie cały czas dbanie o to jak te miasta będą wyglądać. Powstawanie coraz większych miast może być nadzieją dla klimatu, natury i zwierząt. Musimy postarać się, żeby nie były one koszmarem dla mieszkających w nich ludzi. Aby wspierać innowacyjność i ograniczać emisje w przeliczeniu na mieszkańca ważne jest, by tkanka miejska była naprawdę zwarta. Rozlewanie się miast na przedmieścia (eksurbanizacja) nie jest w żadnym stopniu korzystna.

Liberté!: Ekologiczne mieszkanie

19 maja 2022 r.

Julian Jessop: In short, it is plausible that the departure from the EU has added at least a little to the upward pressures on UK prices. This underlines the importance of efforts to ease trade frictions, reduce uncertainty, and exploit new Brexit opportunities to offset these additional costs. However, the UK’s stagflation problems are not, as former MPC member Adam Posen claimed again today in the Financial Times, a reflection of the ‘realities that Brexit has wrought’. Any Brexit impact on inflation in particular has been dwarfed by other factors.

Capx: It’s nonsense to blame Brexit for the cost of living crisis

19 maja 2022 r.

Ali Griswold: Uber has always said it would reach profitability at scale, thanks to network effects, etc., but what is scale if not a company that operates in 72 countries and more than 10,500 cities, which last year had 118 million active users every month and completed 6.3 billion rides/trips/deliveries? Uber is the definition of scale, yet it is still nowhere near consistent and reliable profitability. This is not for lack of trying.

Oversharing: Uber wants to show you the money

12 maja 2022 r.

Barry Eichengreen:   The postwar Marshall Plan provided Europe with the finance not only to rebuild itself, but also to leapfrog a generation technologically. Ukraine’s reconstruction offers a similar opportunity, but only if the most relevant features of the Marshall Plan are fully appreciated.

Project Syndicate:  Shaping a Marshall Plan for Ukraine

12 maja 2022 r.

Jacob Sullum: Heavy regulation, high taxes, and local bans combined to cripple the legal cannabis industry, which accounts for just a third of the state's pot market. California, in short, has done just about everything it could to ensure that legalization would fail to achieve one of its main goals. There is no shortage of solutions to that problem. What's required is the political will to implement them.

Reason: A New Report Explains How California Screwed Up Marijuana Legalization

12 maja 2022 r.

Morgan Janowicz, Anna Spurek:   Czy jednak talerz jest sprawą prywatną? Jesteśmy tym co jemy a żywność zwierzęca to antybiotykooporność, choroby cywilizacyjne, zawały, nowotwory. Produkcja zwierzęca to siła napędowa kryzysu klimatycznego. Państwo wspierając rozwój branży, który szkodzi, generuje koszty dla zdrowia ludzi, koszty opieki zdrowotnej, koszty związane z walką ze skutkami katastrofy klimatycznej. Zamiast gospodarki mamy antyinwestycje, zamiast zysków mamy straty i koszty, za które obywatele i obywatelki płacą swoim zdrowiem, życiem, przyszłością.

Liberté!:  Czy nasz talerz jest sprawą prywatną? – sejmowa debata o fermach

12 maja 2022 r.

Charles Bromley-Davenport: The benefits of privatising the debt were clear enough: through selling the rights to student loan repayments to banks and hedge funds, it offered both a significant source of revenue for the Government, and a stable investment for private firms. On the investors’ side, this proved a profitable scheme with minimal risk, as redundancy was the only realistic way in which someone would default on a student loan payment. For the Government, the sell-offs raised £3.6bn across 2017 and 2018.

Capx: With the public finances in a mess, the Government should revisit the sell-off of student loans

5 maja 2022 r.

Jorge Gimeno:   Mam wrażenie, że kiedy stajemy w obliczu poważnych problemów, takich jak kryzysy gospodarcze, ludzie, przynajmniej we Francji i Hiszpanii, wolą pozostawić rząd w spokojniejszych rękach, być może mniej charyzmatycznych, ale lepiej przygotowanych do poprowadzenia kraju do przodu w tak trudnych czasach. Uważam, że populizm uległ normalizacji i rozprzestrzenił się w całej Europie, ale mam nadzieję i życzę sobie, aby jego rozwój został zahamowany przez ogromne zapotrzebowanie na profesjonalizm, wiedzę i doświadczenie, które są niezbędne w czasach, w których się znajdujemy, a także w tych, które są przed nami.

Liberté!:  Czy recesja może powstrzymać wzrost populizmu?

5 maja 2022 r.

Zach Meyers:   The world’s richest person will be free to emasculate Twitter's content restrictions in the name of free speech if that is what he wishes to do. But he may reconsider once he realizes the great responsibility that digital freedom now implies.

Project Syndicate: Elon Musk’s Twitter Test

5 maja 2022 r.

Peter Young:   Just as drunks are best helped by denying them access to alcohol, we need to reduce the availability of easy money that politicians can spray around. Inflation-proofing the tax system would remove one huge source of cash that they can surreptitiously extract from unknowing taxpayers. If politicians want to raise taxes they should make the case for them and do it transparently.

Capx: It’s time to inflation-proof the tax system

5 maja 2022 r.

Massimo Nicholas Taleb, Laetitia Strauch-Bonart: Jeśli dasz Putinowi choćby jeden palec, to on weźmie całą rękę i wygra wojnę. Dlatego przywódcy Rosji muszą zostać upokorzeni, a jedynym sposobem jest zmuszenie ich do odwrotu. Potrzebujemy powtórki z wojny rosyjsko-japońskiej z 1905 r. W takim przypadku Putin zostanie obalony od wewnątrz, ponieważ historycznie rzecz biorąc, ludzie, którzy sprzyjają autokracji, nie akceptują słabych. Słaby Putin nie jest już de facto Putinem – tak samo, jak miły, taktowny i rozważny Trump nie byłby już de facto Trumpem. 

Warsaw Enterprise Institute: Starcie dwóch systemów

28 kwietnia 2022 r.

Akhil Ramesh: The hegemony of the U.S. dollar was reliant on America’s hegemonic status in the world. With the world moving toward multipolarity and with the U.S. no longer the world’s largest trading nation (it is China) the power and status of the dollar could be waning as well. Given the increasing role played by China, the European Union and other countries of the global south, the dollar might just be witnessing its descent.  It is a matter of when the U.S. dollar loses its dominance among global currencies — not will. The economic sanctions following the Russian invasion could have just accelerated that downfall.

The Hill: Are we witnessing the beginning of de-dollarization?

28 kwietnia 2022 r.

Marcin Chmielowski: Sługa Narodu, partia rządząca na Ukrainie, nigdy nie odniosłaby takiego sukcesu, gdyby nie postać prezydenta Wołodymyra Zełenskiego. To on swoją rozpoznawalnością przygotował grunt polityczny pod ten sukces. Z ukraińskiego punktu widzenia wybranie go oraz polityków Sługi Narodu było powiedzeniem starej klasie politycznej mniej więcej tego samego, co już w innych, dużo bardziej dramatycznych okolicznościach, ukraiński pogranicznik powiedział rosyjskiemu okrętowi wojennemu.

Forum Polskiej Gospodarki: Ukriański libertarianizm wojenny

28 kwietnia 2022 r.

Johnathan Bydlak:   Just as no one person caused our current predicament, it's unlikely any one person can solve it. Inflation will only abate when the pandemic ends, central banks roll back easy money policies, the private sector increases production, the supply chain stabilizes, and, yes, governments finally undertake more responsible levels of spending.

Reason: Who's Really To Blame for Inflation?

21 kwietnia 2022 r.

Jacob Sullum:   "I don't really quite know what the hell his problem is," House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D–Mass.) said during a committee meeting. McGovern complained that Schumer is "making it very difficult for a lot of small businesses" to "expand and hire more people." A lack of financial services forces many marijuana businesses to rely heavily on cash, which increases the risk of theft and robbery. "People are still getting killed and businesses are still getting robbed because of a lack of action from the Senate," Perlmutter said in a press release.

Reason: Why Do Legalizers Keep Blocking Pot Banking?

21 kwietnia 2022 r.

John C. Cochrane: Coming after a year of high inflation, Russia’s war in Ukraine is forcing a reckoning for policymakers and commentators everywhere. New macroeconomic realities show that the days of mindless demand stimulus, guaranteed bailouts, and activist climate policies must now be put behind us.

Project Syndicate: The End of an Economic Illusion

21 kwietnia 2022 r.

Fiona Townsley:   Government control is creeping into all aspects of life, restricting what people say online and how they protest. This government is treating its citizens like children rather than autonomous adults capable of rational decision making. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next government policy was a state mandated bed time.

1828: This government treats its citizens like children

21 kwietnia 2022 r.

Andrzej Machowski:  Przy tworzeniu czteropartyjnej koalicji nie ma tak naprawdę problemu z wyborcami. Oni nie uciekną. Wystarczy zobaczyć, jak bardzo wyborców opozycji demokratycznej zbliżają do siebie ich poglądy, a jak daleko im do wyborców PiS.

Gazeta Wyborcza: Pan D'Hondt a sprawa Polski (2050)

14 kwietnia 2022 r.

J. D. Tuccille:   Farmers are now looking for organic material to add to their fields, and suppliers will oblige them at the right price. Rising demand and resulting improved profit potential may accomplish what red tape can't in terms of creating an actual market for usable compost in the place of feel-good mandates.

Reason: Innovation Can Bring Food Prices Back Down to Earth

14 kwietnia 2022 r.

Andy Mayer:   The government, then, is ignoring market signals. EDF, the main French nuclear provider, has been on the verge of collapse throughout the last decade and taking a £200-500bn bet on our behalf, to increase our dependency on external markets, while claiming it’s to improve our security and independence. Whether this nuclear electric vision is a dream or nightmare remains to be seen, but the track record of British nuclear decisions is a far from encouraging precedent.

1828: We live in nuclear electric dreams

14 kwietnia 2022 r.

Dobrosława Gogłoza, Marcin Krysiński: Paradoksalnie skutki tych programów zaczynają dawać o sobie znać od mniej więcej pół roku, kiedy to nastąpił zauważalny wzrost cen na rynku. Oczywiście wynika on z bezmyślnego rozdawnictwa pieniędzy w latach 2020-2021, kiedy to różnymi metodami rząd wpuścił na rynek minimum ok. 300 mld złotych pustego pieniądza. O ile w tamtym czasie działania te stworzyły pozór pomocy, to dzisiaj już wiadomo, że były one raczej betonowym kołem ratunkowym dla naszej gospodarki.  

Liberté!: Środowisko samo się nie ocali – z Marcinem Krysińskim rozmawia Dobrosława Gogłoza

14 kwietnia 2022 r.

Matthew Lyyn: Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,' Musk argued only a couple of weeks ago, ironically in a tweet. 'What should be done?'

The Spectator:  Can Elon Musk save Twitter?

7 kwietnia 2022 r.

Adam Bodnar:   Bo centralne planowanie, kiedy chodzi o wyżywienie kilkudziesięciu milionów obywateli, będzie zawsze gorsze niż rozwiązywanie problemów przez masową prywatną inicjatywę. Niech naszym przesłaniem na 25-lecie Konstytucji RP będzie zaufanie do obywateli oraz ich zdolności do rozwiązywania codziennych, życiowych problemów przy korzystaniu z katalogu praw i wolności.

Gazeta Wyborcza:  Mnożą się spółki skarbu państwa. PiS hoduje polskich oligarchów?

7 kwietnia 2022 r.

Veronique de Rugy:   Today, all prices are rising, including wages (though for now at a lower rate), and the inflation is persistent. This is because of overblown fiscal and monetary policies. Tackling the problem requires strong Fed actions and significant fiscal restraint by Congress. Short of both, inflation will persist for much longer, inflicting disproportionate harm on the most economically vulnerable.

Reason: Blame Insane Government Spending for Inflation

7 kwietnia 2022 r.

Charles Bromley-Davenport:  Restarting the economy post-Covid, in the context of a cost of living crisis, the need for childcare deregulation has never been greater. With up to a fifth of all parents saying they are unable to return to work without adequate child care, focus should be on the availability of childcare places first and foremost. The sure-fire method to achieve this is the rapid de-regulation of child:staff ratios.

1828: The case for deregulating childcare

31 marca  2022 r.

Lottie Moore:   Today, MPs must vote to keep the option to have an early medical abortion at home. It took a pandemic for the limited procedures that prevented women from having autonomy to be appropriately modernised. Removing this right against all the medical evidence would be little short of a national scandal.

Capx: MPs must protect women’s right to safe at-home abortion care

31 marca  2022 r.

Fiona Townsley:   London’s famous black cabs are similarly restrictive. Becoming a black cab driver requires 3-4 years of training to acquire ‘the knowledge’ which gives the drivers the skills to navigate London without maps. While historically this was necessary, it has now become obsolete.

1828: Calls for more regulation of Uber show our desire to strangle innovation

31 marca  2022 r.

Robby Soave:   They're both right. People attacking each other is  what results from a norm of "words are violence"—and we know this because it  was  the norm for most of human history. That's not so much the case now, but it always could be again. It's why a healthy level of contempt for Smith's behavior is the right attitude. Don't hit people, even if you dislike what they say.

Reason: Will Smith Reminds Us Why Words Should Not Be Equivalent to Violence

31 marca  2022 r.

Błażej Lenkowski: Widmo wojny przeraża nas wszystkich. Jednak to paradoksalnie paniczny strach przed nią może doprowadzić do tego, że zawita również do naszych domów. Solidarność i stanowczość Sojuszu oraz przetrwanie Ukrainy może globalnej wojnie zapobiec.

Liberté!: NATO powinno zacząć wyznaczać Putinowi czerwone linie

24 marca  2022 r.

Stephanie Slade:   As good libertarians, we know better than to ask the state to solve these sorts of problems, but we don't have to pretend they aren't real. To say that a good society just  is  a free society and a good life just  is  a free life is to miss all of that. Greater freedom from force and fraud is always a positive thing. Greater freedom from cultural constraints may not be.

Reason: Must Libertarians Care About More Than the State?

24 marca  2022 r.

Emily Stewart, Rebecca Heilweil: For now, we don’t know how crypto will shape international conflict, or whether it will ultimately help or hurt. People fleeing war zones might find a unique use for crypto, but they’ll need to figure out how to use it first. There are already plenty of other ways to raise and move money that don’t involve digital currencies. And while crypto may make it easier to sidestep sanctions, countries were evading sanctions long before bitcoin arrived.

VOX: War in the time of crypto

24 marca  2022 r.

Piotr Beniuszys:   Liberalizm odwagi musi wydać bezkompromisową walkę czterem źródłom strachu oraz ludziom i instytucjom, które są tego strachu ochoczymi nośnikami. Żarty się skończyły. Kłamliwa propaganda sprowadziła realne ryzyko na przyszłość liberalnej demokracji i dobroczynnej globalizacji. Strach to wirus, który doprowadzi ludzi do niewoli, jeśli zabraknie reakcji zawczasu.

Liberté!:  O liberalizmie odwagi

24 marca  2022 r.

Hal Brands:   So what went wrong? Why couldn’t Putin make his peace with a larger NATO? Part of the answer is that NATO expansion wasn’t really the problem, in the sense that Russia didn’t need that pretext to seek renewed hegemony in its near-abroad. The Soviet Union, and the Russian empire before it, had traditionally sought to control countries along their frontiers and used brutal means to do it. To say that NATO expansion  caused  Russian belligerence is thus to make an extremely dubious assertion: that absent NATO expansion, Moscow would have been a satisfied, status quo power.

American Enterprise Institute: Putin’s biggest lie: Blaming NATO for his war

17 marca  2022 r.

Renaud Foucart:  The economic scenario actually looks even worse if Putin reaches a point where he claims victory in Ukraine. Occupying the country and installing a puppet government would surely involve taking responsibility for rebuilding destroyed infrastructure. And with Ukrainian citizens increasingly pro-European, maintaining peace in such a hostile environment would force Putin to divert a huge amount of resources from the Russian budget.

Capx: The cost of war – how Russia’s economy will struggle to pay the price of invading Ukraine

17 marca  2022 r.

Kamil Frymarek, Tomasz Sawczuk: Kryzysu humanitarnego udało się w Niemczech uniknąć. Ale wiązało się to z ogromnym wysiłkiem społeczeństwa, organizacji pozarządowych i kościelnych, a także przedsiębiorców. Znaczenie miała przede wszystkim lokalna społeczność, która w pierwszych dniach rzuciła się do pomocy. 

Kultura Liberalna: Polityka migracyjna to wyzwanie długofalowe – maraton, a nie sprint

17 marca  2022 r.

The Economist: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the West’s subsequent sanctions on Russian banks, companies and elites have intensified this debate. Warnings from politicians and regulators in America and Europe suggest fears are high that people and entities hit with sanctions , and those wanting to keep doing business with them, will use cryptocurrencies and the exchanges on which they are traded to dodge the restrictions.

The Economist: Why crypto is unlikely to be useful for sanctions-dodgers

17 marca  2022 r.

Ryan Bourne:   For Russia, the effects of this market boycott could be large and long-lasting. Government sanctions can be lifted, but typically focus on market plumbing. That creates rapid incentives to find workarounds and alternatives. Indeed, the obvious downside of the SWIFT ban is that Russia is turning to an alternative Chinese payment system.

Conservative Home: The huge scale – and implications – of the private sector boycott of Russia

10 marca  2022 r.

Fiona Harrigan:  The situation in Ukraine is dire and may well become worse as the fighting continues and more Ukrainians are forced to leave home. But there is comfort in the number of individuals and companies offering to provide assistance, no matter how far-removed from the conflict they may be.

Reason: Companies and Private Citizens Are Stepping Up To Help Ukrainians

10 marca  2022 r.

Katarzyna Witwicka:   Rynek pracy musi przygotować się na nowe wyzwania. Pracownicy z Ukrainy wracają do ojczyzny, by chronić bliskich, a polskim pracodawcom zaczyna brakować rąk do pracy. Niebawem jednak nasz rynek pracy zasili pond pół miliona nowych pracowników

Forbes Polska: Pomoc dla Ukrainy. Ukraińcy potrzebują pracy, a rynek pracowników. Czas otworzyć się na cudzoziemców

10 marca  2022 r.

Noor Greene:  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted he'll give weapons "to anyone who wants to defend the country." Ukraine is the only European nation where firearms are not regulated by statute . Even in peacetime, Ukrainians were allowed to carry non–fully automatic rifles and shotguns as long as they were stored when not in use.

Reason: The Right To Bear Arms Is Still a Check on Tyranny

10 marca  2022 r.

Sam Olsen: While the West has done well to sanction Moscow, its task has been made easier by the relative insignificance of the Russian economy, which was about the size of Spain’s before the war started (and is now shrinking fast). Taking action against an authoritarian regime that is not only an economic superpower, but which has vocalised equally hostile intentions towards its smaller neighbour, will be far harder. In short, we can’t allow ourselves to get caught out again. The West needs to plan its strategy for when China attempts to take Taiwan by force.

Capx: Taiwan is next – and the West must be prepared

3 marca  2022 r.

Jan Cieński: For the first time in years, Poland is getting some positive press. Huge numbers of ordinary Poles have responded with astonishing generosity to the more than 500,000 Ukrainian refugees pouring across their eastern border — sending relief aid and opening their homes to thousands of people. As a nation scarred by centuries of Russian aggression, Poland has also become the main staging point for sending a flood of anti-tank and anti-aircraft rockets, rifles, ammunition, weapons, armor and other war supplies to the battling Ukrainians.

Politico:  Poland goes from zero to hero in EU thanks to Ukraine effort

3 marca  2022 r.

Katarzyna Wężyk: Prominentna część zachodniej lewicy w kwestii wojny na Ukrainie albo (bezrefleksyjnie?) powtarza rosyjską propagandę, albo niechcący ujawnia swój stosunek do całej Europy Środkowej: równie protekcjonalny i postkolonialny jak u imperialistów, których tak lubi krytykować.

Gazeta Wyborcza: Jeffrey Sachs, Warufakis, Naomi Klein i "Guardian" powtarzają kremlowski przekaz dnia

3 marca  2022 r.

J.D. Tuccille:  Conscription, like civilian arms ownership, disperses responsibility for defense in a world that may not be able to rely on diplomatic arrangements and small, professional forces as much as once hoped. But while civilian weapons empower people, coerced military service enhances state authority. Individuals will be asking more of themselves in the years to come but, unfortunately, governments are likely to do the same.

Reason: Ukrainians Take Up Arms in Self Defense

3 marca  2022 r.

Leszek Jażdżewski: Jeszcze przed wojną Ukraina była lepiej przygotowana do członkostwa w UE niż niektóre inne kandydujące państwa. Pytanie, w jakim stanie będzie po wojnie. W zależności od scenariuszy, może stracić nawet do połowy PKB. To będzie więc długa droga. Ale będzie. W tym czasie jeszcze wiele się zmieni w Europie i w Ukrainie. Dzisiaj rozmowa o tym, jak będzie wyglądała Unia bazując na tym, jaką ją znamy teraz, jest przedwczesna. W czasie jednego weekendu w Europie mnóstwo rzeczy zmieniło się diametralnie. Polski rząd nagle też pokochał Unię.

Liberté!: Potrzeba było Putina, aby Unia stała się „twardą siłą” – rozmowa z Bartłomiejem E. Nowakiem

3 marca  2022 r.

Robby Soave: There is one person—and just one person—who is responsible for the widespread death and devastation inside Ukraine right now, and that is Vladimir Putin. He has attacked and invaded a sovereign nation without justification. Putin's nostalgia for the old Soviet Union is despicable, and his imperialist ambitions to expand his authoritarian grasp are in direct violation of international law, humanitarian principles, and the very stability of the post–World War II peace that has endured in much of the word for decades.

Reason: The War in Ukraine Is Putin's Fault, but 30 Years of Misguided U.S. Foreign Policy Didn't Help

3 marca  2022 r.

Olga Hnatiuk, Katarzyna Skrzydłowska-Kalukin: Tożsamość ukraińska opiera się na pojęciu obywatela i na lojalności wobec swojego kraju, a nie na języku czy przynależności etnicznej. Istniała, istnieje i będzie istnieć, niezależnie od tego, co by Rosjanie i ich obłąkany przywódca nie wyprawiali i jakby się nie starali, by jej nie było.

Kultura Liberalna: Z przemówień Putina można złożyć „Mein Kampf”

3 marca  2022 r.

Elizabeth Dunkley: Firstly, far too many young people are not getting good value out of their degree. It used to be the case that all graduates, regardless of degree course choice, could expect to earn above median earnings over their lifetimes. This hypothesis simply no longer holds true. Yes, the figures show that graduates, on average, earn more than non-graduates – but that is not the case for everyone. 

Capx: Neither students nor taxpayers are getting a fair deal from university

24 lutego  2022 r.

The Economist: The rich world’s labour-market bounceback is the latest phenomenon provoking economists to look again at a foundational question in the discipline: whether robots help or harm workers.

The Economist: Economists are revising their views on robots and jobs

24 lutego  2022 r.

Pieter Cleppe: Whether one thinks Putin needs to be stopped now, before he attacks NATO member states, or whether one thinks this really has nothing to do with NATO and the EU, it is clear that the West should no longer engage in the kinds of cronyism that breeds Russian authoritarian behaviour in the first place, and for that, there is no better place to start than with suspending Nord Stream 2.

Brussels Report:  Five reasons why suspending Nord Stream 2 now is the right thing to do

24 lutego  2022 r.

Tomasz Kasprowicz: Ceny rosną. Ludzie się denerwują. Politycy rządzący chcą gniewu ludu uniknąć (szczególnie, że w tym przypadku przynajmniej częściowo na niego zasłużyli). Rozwiązania są dwa: długotrwałe i bolesne oraz szybkie i przyjemne. Wiadomo, które wybiorą politycy. Problem polega tylko na tym, że rozwiązanie szybkie jest gorsze niż sama choroba. Tymczasem jak pokazują sondaże Polacy są coraz bardziej skłonni by je stosować.

Liberté!: Nie da się być odizolowaną wyspą na wspólnym rynku

24 lutego  2022 r.

Damon Linker:  Nothing terrifies contemporary conservatives more than the thought that their woke-progressive enemies will bring the regulatory weight of the federal government — in alignment with Big Tech and the economic and cultural powers that dominate civil society — to drive them out of the public square and severely penalize them in their personal lives.

The Week: The plausible dystopia of a social credit system

24 lutego  2022 r.

Matthew Lesh, Andy Mayer: Classical liberals should treat climate change as a severe yet solvable issue, not the end of the world. But we can only do that by focusing on the policy. We should not waste our time fighting the last battle. It’s time to win the war with market environmentalist policies.

Institute of Economic Affairs: IEA Debate: Should classical liberals accept “Net Zero” as a given?

17 lutego  2022 r.

Maciej Wierzyński: Od dawna czekam, że ktoś na mnie napadnie. Próbuję prowokować i nic. LGBT, kulturoznawcy, młode kobiety. Nikt nie zauważa moich złośliwości. Napisałem wreszcie, że ulubieniec prezesa Kurskiego Babiarz jest lizusem. I też nic. Więc teraz napiszę, że Balcerowicz to wielki człowiek i mam nadzieję, że ktoś się wreszcie odezwie. Bo do Balcerowicza nikt się nie przyznaje. Ani prawica, ani lewica, ani centrum.

TVN24:  Balcerowicz musi wrócić

17 lutego  2022 r.

Kati Marton:   Over the past 12 years, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has turned Hungary into a corruption-ridden "illiberal democracy" that is at odds with the rest of Europe. But now that the usually fractious opposition is united behind one candidate, Hungarians finally have a chance to show Orbán the door.

Project Syndicate: Hungary's Freedom Election

17 lutego  2022 r.

Veronique de Rugy:   In addition to the money we make through our jobs, most of us find some intrinsic value in the act of working or from our work community. Of course, some people have excellent reasons not to work, such as the desire to stay home with one's children. But whether we work or not shouldn't be the result of government-created incentives or obstacles.

Reason: When 'Pro-Worker' Policies Hurt Workers

17 lutego  2022 r.

Victoria Hewson: There is no objective reason to cease recognition and demand a UK specific certificate. This does not mean that we cannot change UK regulations as well – if our regulations diverge for certain goods and sectors, that doesn’t mean that the EU goods shouldn’t also still be welcome in our market – consumers will decide which goods they prefer, and British reforms could enable the delivery of improved and innovative goods, improving competition and consumer choice.

Capx: This Valentines Day let’s enter an open trading relationship with as many countries as possible

17 lutego  2022 r.

Michał Matlak, Michael Ignatieff:   W pewnym sensie jestem konserwatywnym liberałem, ale bardzo ostro spieram się z konserwatystami o pojmowanie tradycji, która moim zdaniem nie przyjmuje trwałego kształtu i w łonie której toczy się nieustanna debata. Dzięki niej tradycja jest stale odnawiana.

Kultura Liberalna: Liberalizm został osłabiony przez swój bezkrwisty kosmopolityzm

10 lutego  2022 r.

Morgan Schondelmeier:   Are we really about to enter a world where you need your passport or driving licence to get on Twitter? More to the point, this kind of age verification won’t even work, as any vaguely tech-savvy teen can easily use a VPN to circumvent the rules. Illiberal? Check. Overly prescriptive? Check. Unlikely to achieve the desired aims? Check.

Capx: The ‘Porn Laws’ are just the latest example of pointless government finger-wagging

10 lutego  2022 r.

Raghuram G. Rajan:   Since the global financial crisis, and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, fiscal and monetary policymakers have operated as if there are no tradeoffs to their expansionary policy programs. Now that economic conditions have changed, they may soon have to relearn old lessons the hard way.

Project Syndicate:  The End of Free-Lunch Economics

10 lutego  2022 r.

Czesław Sikorski: W środowisku opozycji często słychać opinie, że samo odsunięcie PiS-u od władzy nie może być celem wystarczającym. Trzeba jeszcze określić jak ma wyglądać Polska, w której wszyscy będą się czuć jak u siebie. Dodaje się przy tym, że oczywiście nie może to być powrót do tego, co było przed objęciem władzy przez partię Kaczyńskiego. Sugeruje to, że za czasów rządów PO-PSL nie wszyscy czuli się jak we własnym kraju. Nie twierdzę, że tak nie było, ale na pewno nie w takim stopniu jak obecnie.

Liberté!: Nieznośny ciężar partyjności

10 lutego  2022 r.

Karolina Mickute:   Preventing gold-plating is once again reinstated by the EU as an important measure to reduce barriers to the single market. Gold-plating is not in line with the EU legislature’s goal of keeping the single market differences to a minimum. Typically, it translates into undue and adverse burdens to all. It does not only disadvantage nationals but also makes the EU less attractive to foreign investments.

European Policy Information Center: How to identify and avoid gold-plating EU regulations

3 lutego  2022 r.

Rainer Zitelmann: It’s 100 years since Ludwig von Mises published his epochal work Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis , in which he proved that socialism cannot work because there are no real prices when the state determines what is produced. He’s since been proven emphatically right by the repeated, dismal failures of planned economies. It’s dismaying, therefore, to see politicians in the supposedly capitalist West repeating the same errors that have led to such misery elsewhere.

Capx: The EU is on the road to a green planned economy

3 lutego  2022 r.

Arkadiusz Sieroń: Oczywiście intencje autorów kolejnych regulacji z pewnością są bardzo szlachetne. Jednak nie można oceniać działań po ich intencjach. Słuszność działań ocenia się po ich efektach. A te jasno pokazują, że obecna polityka narkotykowa nie przynosi pożądanych efektów w którymkolwiek wymiarze.

Instytut Misesa: Katastrofa prohibicji narkotykowej

3 lutego 2022 r.

Baylen Linnekin:  For decades, New York City has shown it's incapable of providing food vendors with a fair and just permitting process. Food vendors are not the problem here. Even modest reform efforts have failed. It's time for New York City to eliminate its permit requirements for all food vendors.

Reason: It's Time for New York City To Scrap Its Cap on Street-Food Permits

3 lutego  2022 r.

Rainer Zitelmann:   This observation is correct and points to the crux of the problem: The public pressure to criticize capitalism is so great that it even silences billionaires, while rich people who advocate higher taxes on the rich and more government regulation feel free to speak their minds without concern.

FEE: Are There Really so Many Millionaires Asking to Pay More in Taxes?

27 stycznia 2022 r.

Katarzyna Szarzec, Á kos Dombi, Piotr Matuszak: The main policy conclusion of the study is that if developing (middle-income) countries wish to consider relying on SOEs as a vehicle of economic catch-up, they have to improve their institutions first. Otherwise, companies owned by the state will be obstacles rather than conductors in achieving the standard of living of developed countries.

Science Direct: State-owned enterprises and economic growth: Evidence from the post-Lehman period

27 stycznia  2022 r.

Sławomir Sierakowski:   By openly predicting that Russian President Vladimir Putin will follow through on his threat to invade Ukraine, US President Joe Biden has signaled that the West is prepared to abandon that country to its fate. The situation called for extreme, credible deterrence, not symbolic gestures and cryptic threats.

Project Syndicate: Has Biden Surrendered Ukraine?

27 stycznia 2022 r.

The Economist: The gloomy narrative, which says that an invasion of job-killing robots is just around the corner, has for decades had an extraordinary hold on the popular imagination. Warning people of a jobless future has, ironically enough, created plenty of employment for ambitious public intellectuals looking for a book deal or a speaking opportunity.

The Economist: Economists are revising their views on robots and jobs

27 stycznia  2022 r.

Anton F. Balint:   Fundamentally, there needs to be a cultural change in many of our institutions. If young people continue to be left in the dark about the real-life horrors of communism, and the failures of socialism more broadly, the implications could be catastrophic.

1828: Ignorance of communism could have catastrophic consequences

27 stycznia 2022 r.

Marcin Chmielowski: Polski Ład można rozpatrywać jako porażkę, której jednak mogliśmy uniknąć, gdyby politycy lepiej podpatrywali dobre rozwiązania, takie, które dałoby się zaimplementować w naszych warunkach, przy naszej administracji, w naszej kulturze pracy. Jakoś dziwnym trafem Czechy, Litwa, Łotwa czy Estonia mają dużo bardziej wydajne systemy podatkowe i jednocześnie jako kraje byłego Bloku Wschodniego mają z nami niemałe podobieństwa.

Forum Polskiej Gospodarki:  Polski Ład jako produkt papugowania nie od tych, od których trzeba

20 stycznia  2022 r.

Mark Littlewood: With more of a whimper than a bang, we have recently learnt that the tax levied on sugary drinks is no longer being earmarked for the financing of anti-obesity measures for children. The unravelling of the logic and justification for the soft drinks levy is a sorry, but all too common, tale about how claims made for specific new taxes are rapidly found wanting.

The Times: The sugar tax has predictably fallen flat and obesity continues to rise

20 stycznia 2022 r.

The Economist: Now a new and turbulent phase is under way, as citizens demand action on problems, from social justice to the climate. In response, governments are directing firms to make society safer and fairer, but without controlling their shares or their boards.Instead of being the owner or umpire, the state has become the backseat driver. This bossy business interventionism is well-intentioned. But, ultimately, it is a mistake.

The Economist: Welcome to the era of the bossy state

20 stycznia  2022 r.

Jarosław Kuisz: Co się wydarzy z polską wersją populizmu? Roztopi się. Wszystkie poprzednie populizmy upadały głównie z powodu nieudolności populistów u władzy. Eksperci, którzy mogliby ich wspomóc swoją ekspertyzą, nie chcą z nimi pracować albo są wyrzucani przez nich z pracy. Zabraknie ludzi na ławce rezerwowych.

Kultura Liberalna: Populiści upadną, ale to będzie boleć 

20 stycznia 2022 r.

Corey Walker: If Hungary's inflation continues to worsen, price controls won't stop the slide. In 2003, Venezuela placed strict price controls on basic staple foods with the intention of helping the average family more easily put food on the table. A massive food shortage ensued due to wholesalers and suppliers stopping deliveries. The country added new price controls in 2020. Inflation in the country skyrocketed between those two periods, and price controls have done nothing to increase access to staple goods.

Reason: Hungary To Place Price Ceiling on Groceries

13 stycznia  2022 r.

Kim Iskyan: Smart gambling – that is, strategic, mathematical, systematic, and analytical – has a lot in common with successful investing. And through that prism, “the market is like a casino” isn’t a damning indictment… it’s more of a compliment and an invitation.

American Consequences: Learning From Poker… What Gambling Can Teach Us About Investing

13 stycznia 2022 r.

Harry Wilkinson:   What is so frustrating is that people shouldn’t have to be paying to go green at all, because environmental objectives can be achieved while cutting costs for consumers at the same time. But they are already paying more because of badly designed policies.

1828: The government can no longer take for granted public support for Net Zero

13 stycznia  2022 r.

Arkadiusz Sieroń:  Warto zauważyć, że potrzeba osiągania wysokiego statusu jest stała, i nie jest jasne, dlaczego obecny ustrój gospodarczy miałby być modyfikowany z myślą o minimalizacji lęku o status. Choć może on w gospodarce rynkowej prowadzić do napięć psychologicznych, to jednak generuje on w tym systemie istotne pozytywne efekty zewnętrzne w postaci chociażby wzrostu gospodarczego, o czym pisali już Mandeville czy Smith.

Instytut Misesa: Ekonomia lęku

13 stycznia 2022 r.

Emily Stewart:   If you buy into the idea that a lot of this investing is pretty divorced from reality, then the question is how long this lasts. For now, the music’s still playing, so people are dancing. How long the song keeps going depends on how long the people holding onto the assets can keep singing.

Vox : Money has never felt more fake

6 stycznia  2022 r.

Matt Welch: D emocratic self-governance requires a certain modicum of citizen self-respect. If elected executives can lie with impunity, they will lie with impunity, and the chances of those lies turning out somehow to be "noble" are roughly slim, none, and fat.

Reason: Joe Biden Would Be a Better President if He Stopped Saying Things That Aren't True

6 stycznia 2022 r.

Witold Kwaśnicki: Co rusz w popularnych gazetach, programach publicystycznych w telewizji czy radiu słychać niemalże jednobrzmiącą diagnozę: za wszystkie obecne kłopoty, za kryzysy ostatnich dekad odpowiedzialny jest neoliberalizm. Gorsze jednak, że w podobnym duchu publikowane są artykuły w wielu polskich czasopismach naukowych.

Obserwator Finansowy: Neoliberalizm – wszelkie zło tego świata?

6 stycznia  2022 r.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown: T rotting out the evidence-free assertion that most people selling sex are actually victims being forced into it, they claim that arresting sex workers is the only way to save them—never mind the trauma that can come from arrest, the potential for police abuse, the danger inherent in jails (especially during a pandemic), or the fact that saddling someone with court fees and a criminal record is hardly the basis for expanded opportunities.

Reason: 'Should Police Arrest Sex Workers for Standing Around?' No, of Course Not.

6 stycznia 2022 r.

The Economist: The intention may have been good. But the result was that a complainant (who must be recorded as a “victim”) can report anyone for anything perceived to be hateful, with no requirement to provide evidence of objective harm. One of the judges hearing Mr Miller’s appeal remarked incredulously that it would be better to be charged with an actual hate crime, since that would mean the presumption of innocence.

The Economist: A legal ruling has big implications for free speech in England