Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Reform’ threatens political speech
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 am
It’s a stunning comparison that, in some ways, explains everything about the crisis in Ukraine.
Back in 1990, average per- person incomes in Poland and Ukraine were roughly equal, about $8,000 in each country. By 2012, they no longer were, reports economist Anders Aslund of the Peterson Institute. Poland’s per-capita income had jumped to about $18,000; Ukraine’s had dropped to $6,000.
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