Ukraine's Opposition
Will The Kiev Protests Make A Difference?
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  • free_agent

    Those who *have looted* want better protection of property rights… Those who *are looting* want looser protection of property rights.

    Is there any risk that Ukraine will split along the cultural/political boundary?

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “he will lose what may be his last chance to reconstitute Russia as a truly great power.”
    Russia will not be a Truly Great Power, with or without Ukraine. Without the “rule of law” and the free markets it makes possible, Russia cannot keep up with the continuous improvements in Quality, Service, and Price in the global free markets. We in the west look at the rump of the Soviet Union: Russia and fail to see just how little Russia now has going for it. It has oil, it has cheap low quality weapons it will sell to anyone, and that’s all I can think of. Putin talks of creating a trade union, but the only countries to join aren’t trading nations, but Tyrannies uninterested in trade.

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