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Involuntary Unemployment: The Case of Serbia and Croatia

May 10, 2010 by

The outstanding fault of the political society in which we live is its failure to provide for full respect of people’s lives and property. If left alone, people are perfectly capable of allocating their time into looking for others who might need their services. FULL ARTICLE by Predrag Rajsic


Abhilash Nambiar May 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

Very inspiring.

newson May 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

great story. it’s a shame people like keynes don’t get to suffer the ill-effects of their crazed ideas. you’ve got to have a university education before nonsense-on-stilts can seem sensible.

the photo is chilling; i just hope i never have to witness anything like it.

Byzantine May 11, 2010 at 8:01 am

I’m guessing you won’t see such sights, because when this thing runs its course, shopkeepers and landlords will look at the government’s aid vouchers and just shake their heads. The government’s welfare offices will be empty.

BTW, this is the kind of article I’d like to print out and tape to the forehead of Americans always whining about ‘civil rights.’

Borislav May 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Свака част на чланку!

Predrag May 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Thank you for reading!

Serb of Liberty May 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Odlicno Druze Pero, nasi su pravi libertarianci…sa ovom krizom u Grcci mozda ce mo cak I da vidimo da nema vajde i od EU-a.

Sebaneau May 14, 2010 at 6:49 am

250,000 is the number of Croats the Serbs had ethnically cleansed from the regions they intended to steal from Croatia, and where the Croats had been an absolute majority.
Those who left the occupied regions under the orders their political leader Milan Martić gave them in the afternoon of August 4, 1995, were no more than 130,000.

Predrag May 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

Sebaneau, if the topic of this article was statistical accuracy, or public vs. individual choice, or the factual accuracy of the events on August 4 1995, I might put some effort in addressing those comments. Since that was neither the topic nor the idea of the article, maybe I’ll do that some other time, preferably when I know who you are. Because statistics and history are not my areas of specialization, I can discuss these issues with you only as my personal views. And, I generally don’t discuss my personal views with someone I don’t know, especially when I notice flammable rhetoric filled with unclear generalizations.

All the best to you.

mpolzkill May 14, 2010 at 9:39 am

Or you can fire back with your own flammable rhetoric filled with unclear generalizations [nice], Predrag. That’s what I do for fun.

Even if you’re not an expert on history, I bet you could learn us a thing or two. I humbly request that you two please have a discussion on Balkan history, focusing on the events surrounding WWI and the Western foreign relations experts (that Sebaneau seems to admire so) of that time.

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Also, I know this is in Herzegovina, but I just wanted to say, “wow”:


The topography and vegetation looks a lot like Golden, Colorado, but somehow we’re not measuring up on the beauty scale.

Petar2001 October 23, 2010 at 8:03 am

Boze moj, kad cemo se jednom opametiti…..da nam se ne smije cijeli svijet!

Peter September 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Great article and inspiring regarding the facts that people can help themselves, as well as others, if need be. Many Americans should take the initiative of these people to heart and not solely rely on the government for their livelihood. My believe is if one depends entirely on hand outs from others, one becomes dependent and can become a “slave” of the system and will never be able to take responsibility for one’s own life. I admire people who can and will do anything to make a living, regardless of education and regardless of the kind of work they have to do in uncertain times.

Again wonderful and enlightening article.

Karin March 4, 2011 at 8:44 am

What a positive story. When people help each other, and then receive something for their labor, in this case a place to live or a piece of land to work on, this is they way it should be. Plus it will give those people some dignity and pride back, instead of just having to depend and live off of “welfare” from a government. I believe that is not helping anyone, it will create co-dependency and destroy the productivity of men. I think there is nothing better than harvesting the fruit of one’s labor, but unfortunately certain trends stir away from this. Thus robing honest people of their dignity, which leads to dependency and in the end – people don’t care any longer. How sad would that be!

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