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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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$1,500 Sandwich Illustrates How Exchange Raises Living Standards

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Medical education in the USA: difficult and expensive training and profitable job

It is hard to overestimate the importance of the training for medical workers. At the same time the level of practical knowledge and skills of the medical university graduates is getting worse from year to year. Educational medical programs not connected with the real life result into thousands of future doctors with low level of training and qualification. For this reason reform of the medical education system is a prerequisite of reforming Ukrainian medicine according to Western models, that is being so widely discussed now.

What are the differences between medical education in the USA and Ukraine and what can be borrowed from the American model in preparing medical professionals – read in our article.

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Budget Chronicles: 2015

In 2015 general budget revenues increased 40.8% y/y up, general budget spending increased 29.9% y/y.The resulting rate of the consolidated budget deficit reached 1.6% of GDP.

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Universities and business: international experience of cooperation and prospects for Ukraine

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Potential of real estate tax

Income on the real estate tax turned out to be three times bigger than expected.

On the dynamics of inflow and the tax potential you will learn in our article and visualization.

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The Road to Serfdom (part two)

The second part of The Road to Serfdom is about the idea, that competition much better coordinates people’s actions in the society than state regulations. The state should interfere only when market rules do not work: for instance, to secure equality before the law, limit monopolies or protect environment. State officials should not substitute free market forces because to have similar impact they would need to exercise much more power, which would inevitably lead to dictatorship.

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The Size of the State: The Size of the State: every third employee works for the state

Since Ukraine became independent, the roles of the state and budget in our lives have significantly decreased. Numerous success stories in the private sector emerged, many enterprises were privatized and even in the sphere of social services private initiative is getting a leading role. It might seem to be enough for now, since the state is nevertheless poor, week and incapable. However, it is only on the first sight.

The size of the state is still excessive. And this is not only because state expenditures make up 47.8% of GDP, which is one of the highest rates in the world. It is also characterized by employment if the government sector, state enterprises and all the diversity of the social security. In the situations where the state is excessive, there are no favorable conditions for emergence of Silicon Valleys, start-ups, growth of business activity and creation of new work places.

To demonstrate the impact of the role of the state in our lives we have prepared the first infographic in the series “The Size of the State”

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