Optimism or will of action in the economy?
Introductory thoughts for my book:
In 1989 my friends and I came out with a booklet as the economic plan of the VOSZ titled „LET US NOT GET POORER, THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE!”. As I mentioned it in the preface, there was plenty of actuality in this nearly 10 year old study even nowadays. Of course most of it has to be arranged to fit the present. Still, the viewpoint of it is something I would like to keep today. It is an opinion that consists the idea of organizing the 1996 World Fair, having built the National Theatre which would not be so new anymore, on the way of finishing the number four metro line and the M3 and M5 highways would reach our borders by now, etc.
I do not know yet what the title of my coming book will be but its aspect would like to suggest us to lead a better, substantial and more active life. Let us recognize and admit the cares but let them lead not to the arguments of the explanation of our conduct but to finding the solutions!
Here I would like present an example to show that it is possible to think differently! …. Only such kind of proposals had been made to reduce the exaggerated budgetary deficit in which the only ideas were to increase the incomes by increasing the taxation or to abate the deficit by reducing the expenses. I have never read one in which they had looked for such an extra expenditure in the consequence of which the income would significantly increase. An example could be all the countries producing a successful economical change in the twenty-five years past. In case of a hard economical starting position, they increased the expenditure on education (more detailed in the chapter on culture) exceeding the average of the well-developed world to have the economic increase yield an income surplus exceeding it. With the exception of the single ( .. and not even coming from governmental idea … ) significant reduction of the corporate tax there had been no precedent for trying to achieve the increase of the tax or other contribution income by reducing the degree of levy.
But life is much more colorful than this. It is possible even in bad situations to strive after trying to find at least the first good solution instead of looking for the less bad solutions. It is simply impossible to catch up with the one more developed or developing faster if we accept the bad situation, act cautiously because of it, respectively if we go forward slower. Being conscious of it that our real situation is worse than others’ aimed by us we must recognize and take the increased risk. But we also must go forward faster and make bolder decisions.
I am sure that also the coming months will raise numerous quandaries, debates about some new conceptions, investments, notions in economic policy or challenges to be solved. The manuscript of this book will be after explaining the certain economic interrelations considering the daily subjects of conversation the way so that finally the writings will be formed into a systematized book striving for completeness.