Center for Free and Independent Economy
In the entire Western World, we currently observe the process of centralization of the economy. This is due not only to political decisions and lobbying activities of global corporations, but also due to organic tendencies present in the system. As a result, operating on the market becomes increasingly difficult for bottom-up, local entrepreneurships, which are the core of the economy and social life. The advantage of financial capital over the industrial one leads to a situation in which even large players are being slowly but steadily deprived of importance and their often decently acquired position. As a consequence, the pauperization of all social groups takes place, followed by worse access to goods and services, in the end leading to deterioration of the quality of life. Western societies are therefore, contrary to the often-repeated leftist narrative, by no means more stratified (which would be a positive phenomenon, because the very existence of a social ladder allows climbing it), but more and more polarized. The “American Dream” ceases to be possible to achieve. Among our experts one can find scientists and businessmen from countries which have strongly experienced the consequences of living in a strongly centralized economy, remaining under the influence of the former Soviet Union. This experience allows them to easily predict further threats and counteract them, to maintain Freedom in countries, such as the United States, which have so far been Her greatest advocates.
Fields of research to be targeted:
- International integration and its implications for the single market and domestic economies – this topic has already been addressed in the report on the federalization of the European Union, which is the second report of the Collegium Intermarium Reports series.
- Inflation of law and its consequences for freedom of economic activity, functioning of the market and the ability of the national economy to skillfully take advantage of trends and succeed in international trade.
- Impact of growing fiscalism on economic activity, incentive to work, political stability and social attitudes.
- Legal solutions and the role of law in stimulating economic activity, economic growth and technological advancement.
- The growing influence of international corporations and financial bodies over the economy, states and governments as “new governors” – describing the mechanisms as well as proposing solutions.