The rent-seeking behaviour of first world citizens
Even the Hungarian sugar daddy site is founded on public money. Apparently, this has been the Christian norm forever
“I can’t believe a country can do that”
There is a blurred line between circumstances that force you – and the decision you make based on them. Is your government pimping you out as well?
“diminished purchasing power”
Is cronyfication of enterprises better or worse than outright nationalization – and for whom?
Hungary led OECD countries by number of SOEs by 2012. And that was before they “saved us” from private utility companies
“There was something intoxicating about him. The way he knew the right people, was in on the secret meaning of all that was happening in the country, and spoke the talk of power as an insider. How he ridiculed norms, and with the norms all that hypocrisy that always surrounded her, that she hated so much. With Árpád, walking over obstacles was the norm.”