As I mentioned talking to Bogdan Enoiu a week ago at BC Conferences [en,php] I strongly recommend Alexandru Solomon’s documentary on “Kapitalism”, now in Romanian theaters all around the country.
The conclusion in the end is that the future generations will pay the bill for all the harm done by greedy Romanians, efficient bankers and corrupt, incompetent, stealing Government [ro, php].
So, I have gathered a list of things that NONE of the young idealist Romanian students can do. Just 10. You may contribute to the list.
1. This generation cannot pay Romania’s external debt;
2. This generation cannot unchain Romania from IMF (which by the way is not in any real condition to help the economies;
3. This generation cannot change the cultural Romanian characteristics which have brought the country down;
4. This generation cannot change the downfall of the real estate market, neither the rate of unpayable bank debts;
5. This generation cannot seriously influence the rate of real unemployement, neither can they compensate for all the Romanians not working;
6. This generation cannot change the disastrous demographics of Romania (just take a look at the stupid comments made to this article 2 years ago…);
7. This generation cannot fix the salarial and social securities un-system;
8. This generation cannot change the laws;
9. This generation cannot change the situation of the small enterprises. I’ve been to all sort of entrepreneurship schools and events during the last year. I know the kind of people who participate there. There are too few to make a difference. Connected to this, the young enthusiastic Romanian students can’t change the tax level And, as an answer to Dyutza’s question, the air tax has already been announced to be introduced.
10. This generation cannot change the bankruptcy of the health system.
So, considering Heather’s example , what I think is if you want to be an idealist, go do that in another country, where your intentions might really make a difference. Otherwise, chances are, you’re merely supporting your ego, believing in nothing else than inertia in the middle of a downward spiral never even getting the chance of a rock bottom moment that Germany got in the second world war.