Cato Institute, 2013
The greatest reduction in mass poverty in human history has occurred during the current era of globalization. The world's poor are now catching up with the rich at a rapid pace in terms of human well-being - health, education, and life span.
Drawing on 50 years of experience around the globe, renowned development economist Deepak Lal describes developing country realities and refutes misguided notions about economic progress, including World Bank calculations that exaggerate the extent of poverty, overstated claims made on behalf of microfinance, the resurrection of discredited theories such as vicious circles of poverty, and the need for massive foreign aid to save Africa.
Lal also examines Western proposals to deal with climate change and concludes that they pose a great potential threat to the world's poor. Fortunately, liberalization in poor countries makes them less likely to be swayed by the intellectual fads of the West, so that classical liberal economic policies will continue to be the source of progress in the developing world.
Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues , 2013
The yearbook is conceived for all those who look for a dynamic understanding of tax and budgetary policies. This includes scholars and students, of course, but also journalists, businessmen and public decision makers. While avoiding technical jargon, authors do not hesitate to enter the details of a mechanism whenever it is necessary. For we all know that there is sometimes a world between notional and real taxation.
Those reports can be used all along the year for quick reference whenever mention is made of one of the twenty countries presented here. As a useful complement to this yearbook, country profile cards summarizing the main budgetary, fiscal and macroeconomic data for each country can be found on the website of the institute at irefeurope.org.
Издателство "Пулсио", 2008
„И ако за нас XIX век бе векът на унижението, а XX век – на възстановяването, то XXI век ще бъде век на господството.” Думите, често изричани под сурдинка в Пекин, всъщност отразяват една простичка действителност: най-голямата икономическа сила на планетата до около 1820 г., днес Китай иска да възстанови някогашното си място, отговарящо на демографската му тежест, и така да получи своя реванш от историята.”