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The economic ills that led to mass protests in Bulgaria earlier this week and led Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to quit aren't going to be easy to address.
By Tom A. Peter
The Christian Science Monitor...
It seems to me that if, as Mr. Peters suggests, the people of Bulgaria are "struggling to adjust to a new economic reality that can no longer support a wide array of state-sponsored social services ", then it seems to me that what they ought to do is destroy the "new economic reality", so that they can obtain the state-sponsored social services that they desire. Economic realities are made by the people. The country and nation of Bulgaria, and its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. If ever they should grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember and overthrow it. All power to the people. Destroy the "new economic reality".
unfortunately, having been raped by the top dogs, the secret police and various other commie stooges in the years following the fall of communism, there's absolutely nothing of any value left in the government and public hands on which to base any kind of return to those values. the only way for Bulgaria to become a decent place for average citizens again is to attract foreign investment by reducing corruption, bureaucracy and barriers to investment. sadly as soon as any foreign firm look like making a small profit, they are branded "filthy foreign parasites", whilst the real parasites who, for example, make 1 million leva from using their psychology degree to "consult" on a hydroelectric engineering project, are seen as heros to millions.
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