Main Obstacles to Rapid Economic Transformation of Eastern Europe: The Czechoslovak View

  • Václav Klaus
Part of the A Publication of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation book series (EGON-SOHMEN)


In the past decades, the citizens of East European countries (including Czechoslovakia) have experienced a gradual, but substantial loss of illusions concerning the potentials of a centrally planned economy (and society); the discontent of more than forty years of a planned, instead of an open, society (in the same sense as Popper) became visible in the dramatic year of 1989. The newly formed governments (with a popular mandate) now have the unique opportunity to transform their economies into normally functioning market economies of the Western type.


Economic Agent Reform Process East European Country Reform Strategy Perfect Competition 
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