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Stories from the province, or how Omelnyk village earnerd money

How a village can find money to build new roads and kindergartens? How can it increase its budget? How can the country make rural territories not only a comfortable living place but also attractive for investors? Where to start?

It seems like the rural communties, which were the first to unite in the franework of self-governance reform, know the answers to these questions. Read in our new article about their successful experience of decentralization.

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Anatomy of the chronic hryvna devaluation

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How to limit "free" medical services efficiently

Read in our article how different countries solve the dilemma between the growing needs in medical services and limited state financial resources.

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The Road to Serfdom (part four)

The fourth part of the Road to Serfdom tells how state planning destroys the rule of law. In the situation of planned economy, the state gives itself unlimited rights for planning, regulation and control all spheres of the country’s life. The state goes so far on this road, that starts determining needs of various people.

What does the planned economy results into and if there is an alternative for it – read in the next part of the translation of the Road to Serfdom, performed by the donations of the readers of the Cost the State project.

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Budget Chronicles: 1st quarter, 2016

In the first quarter of 2016 revenues of the consolidated budget increased by 16.5%. The expenditures of the consolidated budget in the first quarter were traditionally low. In the result, the consolidated budget was implemented with the surplus of 3.9 billion UAH.

More details on the implementation of the consolidated budget of Ukraine in first quarter of 2016 are included in our traditional report "Budget Chronicles: 1st quarter, 2016".

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Several facts on moratorium on the sale of agricultural land

The moratorium on the sale of agricultural land is the most painful issue of the land reform. Who is the most influenced by prohibition of using land freely? We tried to collect the main facts about the moratorium you should know in one info graphics.

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The Road to Serfdom (part three)

The third part of the Road of Serfdom tells, that planned economy cannot be built without dictatorship, without stepping over the norms of moral and humanism. From a collectivist’s perspective, diversity of views, ideas and thoughts pose a danger to the ‘common wellbeing’. This is why lack of respect to life and happiness of an individual, intolerance and oppression of any alternative way of thinking becomes justified.

As soon as you hear that an individual is only an instrument for serving the society of the nation, you should know this is the shortest way to the horrors of totalitarism

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