Vladimir Putin

Gillies, James M.

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Concern with what is seen as a "virtual abdication by the government from the responsibility for more effective management of the economy." The dangers of new ways of measuring our economic environment. What is and is not appropriate as an acceptable inflation rate. A detailed discussion on the issue of inflation and the factors affecting inflation, with examples. The dangers of doing nothing. Many criticisms of the present government and its policies or lack thereof in dealing with the economy. Suggestions from the speaker for dealing with these problems.