was a kid back then but not a 2 years old one, I saw what was going on then, private small businesses popping up on every corner...
I lived through 1980s and saw how everything was crumbling. Finally, communists decided to share power with opposition (then lost it) because the situation was so bad.
ok, I didn't make myself clear enough, what was going on in 89-91 was really fine (especially under under those complicated circumstances)
Yes. Total freedom for the market.
terrible was what happened later, increasing bureaucracy blocking development of domestic companies
Yes, they gradually introduced licenses for everything.
and at the same time blind love for "foreign investors" and "the west" without thinking if it is good for us or not.
I can`t agree. That love was a necessity. Without foreign capital we would be on today`s Ukraine level.
when state owned companies were sold to "foreign investors" in most cases the brand disappeared,
Most of these brands would have fallen anyway without the foreign capital.
You have problems with understanding one important thing - Polish post-communist economy was in such a bad condition that Poles would have never been able to restore it back to life on their own. We needed capital and we got it.
t's all organized the way that hardly any taxes are paid, people are expolited to the limits, investments in human capital are as small as it is possible.
Capital is relentless. :):):)