The economic history of the Republic of Poland
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- Balcerowicz To Head Poland Bank
- By Andrzej Stylinski, Associated Press, Friday 22 December
2000. The economic guru whose “shock therapy”
reforms successfully jolted Poland from communism to
capitalism in the early 1990s won approval Friday to lead
the country's central bank as Warsaw prepares to join
the European Union.
- As Poland Endures Hard Times, Capitalism
Comes Under Attack
- By Ian Fisher, New York Times, 12 June
2002. In Communist times, no one was louder than
Poland's famously feisty shipyard workers about the
state's inability to provide a decent standard of
living. So now it seems a cruel joke that, as the sparkle
fades from the market economy, it is private enterprise that
has failed them.
- Poland's informal economy: a false
- ICFTU Online…, 12 January 2004. In this
month's spotlight interview, Janusz Sniadek, President
of NSZZ Solidarnosc, speaks out against false
self-employment in Poland. In the construction and transport
sectors, salaried employees are being fired and forced to
become self-employed if they want to get their jobs
back. They continue to work for the same employer but no
longer enjoy the same benefits.