The Pretence of Knowledge
What kind of investment do we want? There are countless opinions on this matter. Some want agricultural investment, others want trade investment, others want to see investment in green technologies, etc. There are plenty of different opinions, but is the question itself correctly set? What does it mean to "want" any specific investment? Actually, who are we? I may want a lot of things, but what gives me the right to present it as some kind of a collective goal? Behind each investment there is someone who gives money and takes the risk and the collective (that's us) can either enjoy it or feel bad about it, but that doesn't give us any power over this investment.
Bulgarian Higher Education – Back to Socialism or a Change for the Better
In one of his recent public appearance the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov was provocative as usual. In his characteristic style, always seeking to point fingers at someone, Mr. Borisov turned his attention to the Bulgarian students. He was particularly dissatisfied with those whose education is being subsidized by the government. Is it fair when a student receives education paid by the state and then leaves the country, he asked rhetorically. A bit hesitantly, the education minister also showed his support for Mr. Borisov’s idea to look for a way to tie the education subsidy to a commitment to remain in the country after graduation.