Organised crime groups spot opportunities during quarantines and governments working on full capacity to act. What is striking these days? Well, in the middle of difficulty lies a sinister opportunity for cartels, gangs, mafia groups, and rebels around the globe.
Now we are living in difficult times of coronavirus pandemic, where many countries are enforcing complete lockdown and quarantine. Any quarantine is a restriction imposed on people.
To what extent did the post-2000 Pink Tide governments tackle the structural problems that, according to dependency theorists, obstruct development in Latin America? Answer with
reference to at least two countries.
In 2019 Poland celebrated the 30th anniversary of political and economic transition. Although, 1989 was a year of unprecedented changes, the transformation of the economic system, which includes the development of different institutions, did not happen at once. Instead, it was a long-term process initiated at the beginning of communism in 1944. This paper is an attempt to analyze the development of Polish economic system since the early days of centrally-planned economy until 2019. A special focus is given to the key policies introduced by each government which were determining the institutional arrangements in different periods. The analysis includes also the effects of those changes on the country’s economic performance and well-being of the society. As the information presented in this paper comes from a variety of sources, it includes opinions on those effects presented by different economists which are not always coincident. In such cases both views are being discussed. The last part summarizes the characteristics of main institutions shaping Polish economy in three different periods of time.
This is a short ride through a few family-controlled and family-owned companies’ responses during COVID-19. It takes the reader to a journey that collects examples of family businesses assuming responsibility and offering solidarity through creative ventures and opportunities during these uncertain circumstances.