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      Vele Samak works as the Minister for Foreign Investments in Macedonia. The views expressed here are his own personal views and not official news or opinions of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia.

Archive for November, 2006

My Second Interview

29th November 2006

It’s here on the site of the Macedonian daily Vreme.

Enjoy

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I’m the expert on flat taxes…

17th November 2006

My first quote in the Wall Street Journal in support of the Macedonian government’s flat taxes. I gave this quote few weeks back on the 8th South East European Economic forum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Macedonia recently introduced flat corporate and personal income taxes, 10% each, starting in 2008. We’re officially the tax haven in Europe for businesses.

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Milton Friedman’s influence

17th November 2006

I read today that Milton Friedman died. One of the truly great economic minds and the person whose writings were most influential on my decision to study economics at the University of Chicago. I used to read in great detail his seminal works and admired his ability to delve in technical economic work and consicely present the arguments for monetary policy understandable to everyday people. This was even before I started at Chicago while I prepared for economics at the Santa Monica College. New students of economics should definitely read his books such as: Capitalism and Freedom, Price Theory, and The Road to Serfdom (only intro), among others.

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Macedonia will not sell title to the land

13th November 2006

I had a interview published in the Macedonian weekly FOKUS. As much as I have tried to convince the owner to publish the magazine online, he’s a stalwart. However, for the benefit of many Macedonians and readers from abroad, I’m making available the interview here:

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Enjoy.

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