The Rise of the Corporatist State and the Fall of Freedom in Russia: An Insider’s View

The Rise of the Corporatist State and the Fall of Freedom in Russia: An Insider’s View

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11/14/06 Econ 1A Provocative Lecture Series The Rise of the Corporatist State and the Fall of Freedom in Russia: An Insider’s View On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, the San Jose State University Department of Economics held a David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series in the Rotary Summit Center, located on the seventh floor of the Fourth Street public parking garage. The guest speaker was Dr. Andrei Illarionov, president of the Institute of Economic Analysis. Illarionov began by discussing several time periods in Russia’s history in order to provide an explanation for the direction of Russia’s economy as well as its current economic stagnation. He addressed the main problems of most of the 1990s as macroeconomics instability. Illarionov focused much of his presentation on Russian history from 2000 to
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Unformatted text preview: 2006. He presented the current state of Russia’s economy with his own term, “Darvensazimus disease”. Illarionov came up with the word “Dadrvensazimus” after putting together five different factors: Dutch, Argentinean, Venezuelan, Saudi Arabian, and Zimbabwean. Meanwhile, each of the countries’ names is “disease” which has impacted Russia’s Economy. The “Dutch disease” referred to the nation sustaining a high rate of inflation. “Argentinean disease” was the nation’s use of industrial policy, such as oil, natural resources, and other factories. The “Venezuelan disease” was based on the nationalization of the country....
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