On Oct. 26, 2006 The Baltic Times devoted its editorial ("Robin Hood Reversed") to the clandestine way in which Latvia's government had decided to thank itself for a job supposedly well done by awarding itself an extra one month's worth of salary per minister. A strange way of self-evaluation: In my little world that would be equivalent to letting students decide their own grades.But there are good reasons for arguing that the extra remuneration is far from as well deserved as the government would argue. Whereas Latvia has posted very high growth rates and has seen unemployment drop to leve...
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