'Estonia is no longer a developing country'

  • 2006-08-30
  • Interview by Joel Alas
Estonia's flat-rate tax system has come under fire from the ruling coalition's center-left parties, who have signed a cooperation agreement to push for a progressive tax. The threat has many Estonian politicians, including Mart Laar, the former prime minister who introduced the flat tax, worried. Inspired by capitalist thinkers such as Milton Friedman, Laar brought about widespread economic reform that is often credited for helping the nation achieve its current strong position. Laar briefly spoke with The Baltic Times about the implications of veering away from the tax system he introduced...
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