Category Archives: Berlin Wall

The Shift Economy

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, both Russia and Poland embarked on remarkably similar journeys.  Using the same western advisors, they privatized state owned companies, implemented free market reforms and transformed their legal systems to compete more effectively in the world economy. Yet despite the nearly identical programs, the results couldn’t ...

The Shift Economy

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, both Russia and Poland embarked on remarkably similar journeys.  Using the same western advisors, they privatized state owned companies, implemented free market reforms and transformed their legal systems to compete more effectively in the world economy. Yet despite the nearly identical programs, the results couldn’t ...