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A liberal explanation of the weakness of the opposition

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

A liberal commentator worries that a two-party system is solidifying, with the MSZP as the counterpart of Fidesz, and both wanting basically the same thing: popular measures, at whatever cost. READ MORE

Olympic bonuses criticized

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A liberal weekly considers the lavish financial rewards offered to Olympic finalists by the government disproportionately large. READ MORE

Anti-government platform lacks coherent program

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Liberal and conservative pundits wonder if the anti-government NGOs and the opposition parties have a program which could constitute a real alternative to the Orbán government.  The commentators suggest the anti-government groups have no clear ideas about what they want to do after ousting Orbán. If successful, such politics would only perpetuate populist rhetoric, they argue. READ MORE

In defence of free markets

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

A Catholic legal scholar and a left-leaning philosopher both criticise the harsh anti-market rhetoric prevalent on both the right and the left. They warn about the destructive consequences of state intervention into private property and contracts. READ MORE