Originally Posted by Little_Miss_1565
We had a question about Estonia on my last exam in my foreign policy course and the majority of the class had no fucking clue what the question was about.
And the majority of the world seems to have a love/hate relationship with this country - we're a global hegemon and we exercize our power, which is bound to piss many people off, yet at the same time we're one of the main exporters of pop culture and represent (somewhat) an idealized land of wealth and freedom. Lately though, it seems that the world is increasingly having a difficult time seperating the two.
“It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”
George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises