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NGOs – The Self-Appointed Altruists

NGOs – The Self-Appointed Altruists Their arrival portends rising local prices and a culture shock. Many of them live in plush apartments, or five star hotels, drive SUV’s, sport 00 laptops and PDA’s. They earn a two figure multiple of the local average wage. They are busybodies, preachers, critics, do-gooders, and professional altruists. Always self-appointed, […]

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The Ifs and VATs of Taxation in Macedonia – Should VAT be Applied in Macedonia?

The Ifs and VATs of Taxation in Macedonia – Should VAT be Applied in Macedonia? To be justified, taxes should satisfy a few conditions: Above all, they should encourage economic activity by providing incentives to save and to invest. Savings – transformed into investments- enhance productivity and growth of the economy as a whole. A

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Public Procurement and Very Private Benefits

Public Procurement and Very Private Benefits In every national budget, there is a part called “Public Procurement”. This is the portion of the budget allocated to purchasing services and goods for the various ministries, authorities and other arms of the executive branch. It was the famous management consultant, Parkinson, who once wrote that government officials

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Skill Based Division of Talent in Recreational Youth Leagues

Skill Based Division of Talent in Recreational Youth Leagues Participation in youth sports serves many needs and teaches great life lessons. Nobody can argue the benefits of participation: making new friends, learning to play as a team, developing coordination and fundamental athletic skills, exercise, sportsmanship, winning, losing, performing under pressure and so much more. However,

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