On September 14-15 the Hungarian government took on record debt, issuing an unprecedented amount of FX denominated bonds.
The 1MDB scandal has rocked Malaysia and impoverished its taxpayers by 4.5 billion dollars. It now has a challenger for the title of “largest kleptocracy case to date”.
The true political priorities of 2021.
The 2022 tax bill has been rubberstamped and includes a line that allows corporations to donate into Orbán’s loyalist foundations – and get a 300% state tax credit for it.
Talking of being a salary man with no savings.
In December 2020 the political appointee at the helm of Petőfi Literary Museum published a combative editorial calling George Soros the “liberal Führer” whose “liber-aryan followers worship him more subserviently than Hitler’s did Hitler”. He called Europe “George Soros’ gas chamber”.
Free potatoes are handed out to those who support the mayor. Scornful insults to those who liked a post about the mayor’s corruption.
No, universities didn’t become private. They have just lost their autonomy to Orbán.
I was looking at the famous picture of the little excavator pecking away at the base of a city-sized vessel and couldn’t help but wonder how the scene would have looked like if the accident took place in the US.
Observe submissive authoritarian minds in action.