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Facing peopleJust a month ago, I wrote about one such - the Gaidar Forum, where for four days they also discussed the future of Russia with great fanfare. I was struck then by a huge number of invited foreign scholars, mostly Americans, whose speeches were more like a political action program than a scientific or expert assessment of events taking place in Russia. And most importantly, I was struck by the ideological attitude of the Gaidar Forum. In each speech, a sharply liberal direction of economic and political thought was traced. And this happened in a country where, as we all know, according to opinion polls, from 60 to 80 percent of citizens have a negative attitude to any liberal reforms. It just so happened that the liberal ideas discredited themselves in the most difficult years of the existence of the new Russia - the dashing nineties. The society has not yet forgotten the general impoverishment of the absolute majority of citizens, which was the result of government actions to liberalize the economy under the leadership of Yegor Gaidar. And for almost the same majority today, liberalism is synonymous with disaster.


It is no coincidence, as some scientific studies show, that no more than ten percent of the population now supports liberal trends and right-wing movements. Perhaps that is why, at the Gaidar Forum, it would seem that all aspects of liberalization were affected, except for one thing: how the society will perceive the liberal reforms. This question was left out of the discussion. For four days they talked about Russia, but they forgot about the Russians. Whether supporters of liberal reforms considered this irrelevant, or deliberately excluded the question from their concepts, believing that the Russians would only support such reforms. In my opinion, this is a big mistake. Do not support their citizens, even forcibly.

But I am sure they will support the ideas and reforms that were proposed at the Moscow Economic Forum. Because at the basis of the speeches made by politicians, economists, businessmen and scientists who came here from almost all the continents, one thought sounded: it is time to change the existing system of relations between man and the economy. Not a person should be for the economy, and the economy for the person. So, by the way, the forum itself was called: “Economics for a man is a new economic strategy of Russia”. This is a completely new approach to the development of the Russian state, and the approach is very attractive and promising, because people and ideas of social justice, so close and understandable to all Russians, are being put at the center of social relations. Moreover, they are even recorded in the current Constitution of the country. Already in the second article of the first chapter we read: "A man, his rights and freedoms are the highest value." And the article of the seventh of the same chapter directly states: "The Russian Federation is a social state, whose policy is aimed at creating the conditions that ensure a decent life and the free development of man."

I do not know whether the authors of the current Constitution of the Russian Federation were supporters of social democratic ideas. Perhaps, unwittingly, they laid them at the heart of the country's legislation. Because it is in social democracy that man is the core, the center of the whole system of social relations. It is for the benefit and development of the personality that the social democratic model of the existence of the state has been created and is used, which is applied in many states of the world. No economic freedom, which is the platform of the liberal model, will not give such human development and economic development that we need today and will need in the future.

Moreover, the liberal economic model and a purely capitalist system of relations in this sphere are close to collapse. Perhaps even this line has already been crossed.

These are not my statements. So say many of the major foreign economists who spoke at the forum. For example, Yale University professor Immanul Wallerstein, ex-chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer, former Finance Minister of Poland Grzegorz Kolodko. They said that the future of the Russian economy was not in wild capitalism, but in its socially oriented model. Professor Keren Pfeifer representing Smith College (USA) shook the forum with a statement (I quote): “You can’t imagine what kind of positive changes in the economic and political situation in Russia will be a bomb for the US and the EU if your country refuses the neoliberal model of development” .

If you think about it, the American professor is right. The Russian Federation, with its colossal natural resources and with a good human potential, is located in the very center of the Eurasian continent, occupying a huge part of it, which makes its geostrategic and geopolitical position very advantageous. And therefore, I am very sorry that the words of the professor were not heard by the people on whom the choice of economic course depends. The forum was not even visited by the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, announced for participation in it. Officials, of course, were. Presidential Advisor Sergey Glazyev, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Zhores Alferov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes Oksana Dmitrieva, President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy, Director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences Ruslan Grinberg and several others.

These people are well known in the country, and therefore the level of the forum has certainly turned out to be solid. But can it be considered sufficient to discuss such an important topic as Russia's economic development strategy? The highest political and economic elite, in fact, ignored this forum. It is a pity: the speeches of its participants turned out to be much more interesting than on Gaidar, and more useful for understanding the situation. Their ideas would be useful when choosing a path of development, when all options for movement should be considered. However, maybe this path has already been chosen, and Russia, unwittingly, is being drawn into the neoliberal reforms imposed on us from without?

God forbid, if so!
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  1. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 28 March 2013 06: 17
    +7
    Capitalism is based on unrestrained expansion and, in one way or another, the robbery of the periphery, the siphoning of all significant resources from it - mineral, territorial, scientific and technical, human, etc. After the capture of all markets, including with the help of global, world wars, "self-criticism" occurs. , which is now very noticeable. Capitalism, and especially its most ugly form - liberalism, at the current stage does not solve the problems of mankind, it either exports them to the periphery, or drives them deep into the depths, making them chronic.
    1. ughhh
      ughhh 28 March 2013 09: 21
      +3
      The very vector of human development is a curve. Too many wars, conflicts, and more. Too many resources are spent on things that no one likes. Tomorrow, another moon-sized meteorite will arrive and in a second will finish the unique history of creatures that could know the universe.
      We are wasting nonsense ...
      1. bootlegger
        bootlegger 28 March 2013 18: 36
        0
        It only seems so. War and conflict is a kind of training and pumping muscles. Without this, we would not have developed and progress would have been extremely slow.
        Remember how many new technologies the Cold War gave the world. We are still mastering the development of the 20th century. All space technology is the development of ideas developed during the 2nd MV and improved in the subsequent period of confrontation between superpowers.
        In peace, no one would be wasted on dubious developments that do not promise visible profits.
    2. baltika-18
      baltika-18 28 March 2013 09: 35
      +4
      Quote: FC Skif
      Capitalism, and especially its ugliest form - liberalism,

      Capitalism is private ownership of the means of production, it is an economic model.
      And liberalism is in principle an ideological concept, not an economic one.
      If you mean liberalism, applying this concept to the economy, is a purely market capitalism that is not regulated by anyone, without any state involvement in economic relations, then you are probably right.
      Quote: FC Skif
      and the current stage does not solve the problems of mankind

      Here I also agree with you and add that the only true economic system is the socialist system with elements of private property and private initiative, supported and controlled by the state.
  2. valokordin
    valokordin 28 March 2013 06: 24
    +5
    Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich, flesh from the flesh Gaydarovets, Chubaisovets and a supporter of the latest liberalism, and most importantly, like Chubais, to ruin Russia to please the Americans.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 28 March 2013 06: 45
      +2
      Quote: valokordin
      to ruin Russia for the sake of americos

      Only now they are falling apart, not Russia!
    2. aksakal
      aksakal 28 March 2013 07: 30
      +3
      Quote: valokordin
      Vice Prime Minister Dvorkovich
      - Of course, it is not good to be suspicious in advance of the brow on the basis of only his last name, but this is already a habit in which I am not to blame, excuse me. And the exception confirming the rule in recent years has been only one - Wasserman. In all other cases, alas ...
      1. fzr1000
        fzr1000 28 March 2013 12: 41
        0
        Um, I studied with this Dvorkovich in the same school. He is 2 years younger. He has always been a "social activist" - the Druzhina Council, the Komsomol Council. In general, an ordinary guy. I played chess well and studied well.

        That's it.


        But after MSU, his career trampled. Already at 28 years old !!! He was Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation German Gref. And in 29 - already Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
        So there you go.
        1. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 28 March 2013 13: 02
          +5
          Quote: fzr1000
          But after MSU, his career trampled. Already in 28 years !!

          At the very end of the 90s, one Russian Jew with an American passport, who made money exporting timber from Russia, in a private conversation at a table in a Moscow restaurant, said aloud: "Remember the name of Medvedev ..."
          hi
          As grit, "No comments" ...
          Add.
          All of Europe is closely following events in Russia (scary and curious). So that's it. It is well known there - what a wild gulf in wages at one enterprise between the "lower ranks" and the "generals".
    3. donchepano
      donchepano 28 March 2013 07: 49
      +2
      Quote: valokordin
      Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich, flesh from the flesh Gidarovets, Chubaisovets and

      where the name of the Gaidars and the others listed below, there will be an atmosphere aimed at the destruction of Russia and the destruction of its peoples by etching among themselves
  3. Castor oil
    Castor oil 28 March 2013 06: 26
    +3
    I really wanted to minus this neoliberalism, but stopped the last sentence:
    God forbid, if so!
    - it was necessary to begin with this!, otherwise I smeared Guryev’s porridge with raisins on the wall ... belay laughing winked
  4. Vanek
    Vanek 28 March 2013 06: 40
    +1
    May be, therefore, the Gaidar Forum addressed, it would seem, all aspects of liberalization, except for one: how liberal reforms will perceive society.

    Maybe because most people in Russia are from the time when "sushi" was a verb?
  5. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 28 March 2013 06: 46
    +1
    The more gestures they make, the more rejection they deserve from the population. They would have to hide for ten years, so that no one saw them, didn’t hesitate, otherwise they would be like 20 for years.
    1. alexng
      alexng 28 March 2013 08: 08
      +1
      Quote: FC Skif
      They would have to hide for ten years, so that no one saw them, did not heed

      They don’t have enough brains for it and not enough. By the way, Russian liberalism is very different from Western. The Russian has a lot of anarchist taste, which makes them not edible and drains the brains of these liberals. By the way, their ranks have become less frequent and every day thinning in earnest. And people stopped going to their shares. Probably they themselves will soon realize that they are not needed by anyone in the figs, and even by themselves.
  6. fenix57
    fenix57 28 March 2013 07: 04
    +1
    Hello everyone. ".. Professor of Yale University Immanul Wallerstein, ex-chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer, former Minister of Finance of Poland Grzegorz Kolodko.. "- and with such a fright, so heterogeneous(he thought it up himself) the guests are so saddened by the "future of Russia" ... but not its people .. Poor Dvorkovich, probably so dreaming that he didn’t meet like-minded people ...
  7. domokl
    domokl 28 March 2013 07: 15
    +7
    How tired of these cabinet scientific feuds ... I talked with people for whom the word forum is also known as the word Davos, i.e. No way ... simple Russian men ... They have long known this economic model and formulate it simply ... We’ll be doing it in full. But let the state give children the opportunity to grow up and learn. And the director should pay for work so that he’s not ashamed to go home the woman went to pay ..
    In Russia they know how to work hard .. So that sweat even from the ass poured .. But they want to get a normal salary for it ... Such a country cannot be completely left to the business ... There are many cities where there is work only at one or two enterprises . And then social is a necessity for us ..
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 28 March 2013 13: 06
      +6
      Quote: domokl
      And the director, so that he paid for the work so that it wasn’t embarrassing to go home to the woman to get paid ..

      In my opinion, today in our country it is not so much a low salary as unrealistically high prices and tariffs. Due to the "corrupt" component of pricing.
      But in general - simple and clear. I agree.
      The voice of the people is the voice of God ....
  8. Denis
    Denis 28 March 2013 07: 44
    +3
    Society has not yet forgotten the general impoverishment of the vast majority of citizens, which was the result of government actions to liberalize the economy under the leadership of Yegor Gaidar. And for almost the same majority, today liberalism is a synonym for catastrophe
    Only a more general robbery will be more accurate. When the granddaughter, you are a bad grandfather, the Kibalchish froze people's deposits in savings banks and they could not take their money until they became candy wrappers. These pieces of paper are probably thrown under a frying pan there. -continue?
    Our people are gullible, but not as trusting!
    1. Ghenxnumx
      Ghenxnumx 28 March 2013 10: 45
      +2
      Quote: Denis
      When your granddaughter is a bad kid grandfather-kibalchish ...

      About the cruelty of this grandfather-kibalchish, they still remember in Siberia, and by no means with kind words, more naughty there pretty much.
      Quote: GAYDAR'S BLOODY BIOGRAPHY
      The young man commanded a regiment in the Sayan Mountains region, far from Moscow, so his victories remained little known. But, according to rumors left by local old-timers of the Civil War: "Khaidar was worse than the beast." Judging by the questionnaire of Gaidar himself “for ill-treatment of prisoners,” he was expelled from the party for two years.
      Apparently, the comrades in the fight against counter-revolution at some point realized that Golikov was not a red hero, but a mentally ill killer maniac and tapped where he should. The zealous commander, by order of the commander of the provincial special forces, Vladimir Kakulin, was immediately recalled.
      In Krasnoyarsk, where Arkady Golikov was sent, his psychiatric examination was conducted. During the interrogation at the NKVD, he insisted that all who was shot by him were bandits or their accomplices. He found himself guilty only of not writing down the protocols of interrogations and executions.
      He was removed from his post, but allowed to go to Moscow to study. He was not allowed to enter the Academy of the General Staff by the medical board, having diagnosed “traumatic neurosis”. During the period of exacerbation, the symptoms of the disease were manifested by excitability, insomnia, decreased intelligence, a tendency to cruelty.
      In his diary entries there is such a phrase: "People who I killed as a child dreamed ..."
      According to one version, the pseudonym was born from the Khakass word "Haidar" ("Where"). So the locals allegedly asked Golikov, knowing that he was going on another punitive campaign for the enemy of the revolution, Ataman Ivan Solovyov.
      The red commander did not know mercy for either the elderly or the children. He killed everyone in a row without trial. And in order to warn the neighbors, people were interested in: “Haidar?”
      Details here http://www.repin.info/celebrity/bloody_biography_of_gaydar
      1. Denis
        Denis 28 March 2013 11: 00
        +2
        I also read with Bushkov that all of Khakassia still curses him for his atrocities
  9. Goga
    Goga 28 March 2013 07: 48
    +1
    Well, with the liberals, then everything is clear as a stump negative But with neo eS-Deks, you may not immediately understand why this is? And here is a quote - "The economy for a person is a new economic strategy of Russia" - and I just want to continue with the words of an old anecdote - "And it seems to me that I know this person ... well, the one for whom the whole economy is!" bully
    But seriously - how do you like these two passages from the article? - a quote - "man is the core, the center of the entire system of social relations" - and more - "It is for the good and development of the individual that the social-democratic model of the existence of the state, which is used in many countries of the world, has been created and operates" - what kind of egocentrism? And in which "many countries of the world" this individualism works for the benefit of the individual - isn't it in the European oguznobloodnyh crap? In which direction are the eS-Decs bending? And Tyutchev remember "poorly"? -
    - We spoke in the days of Batu,
    As in the fields of Borodin -
    May Russia be magnified
    May our names disappear! hi
  10. DimychDV
    DimychDV 28 March 2013 08: 17
    +3
    Liberals usually shout "Where is MY RIGHT"? In Russia, the most acute public question is: "Why is the COMMON GOOD not observed?" And while the middle class is small, the liberals will not crawl anywhere with their slogan. HOWEVER, WHO and WHEN WILL WE FINALLY START READING THE COMMON GOOD?
    1. Vladimir_61
      Vladimir_61 28 March 2013 09: 13
      +1
      Quote: DimychDV
      HOWEVER, WHO, AND WHEN DOES THE SAME ONE, FINALLY, BEGIN A GENERAL BENEFIT TO READ?

      For those who are sober, this is the highest concept of the most hated. They don’t even pronounce it out loud. Gathered, talked ... Who will do something? The trick of those when, figuratively speaking, the loop tightened around the neck is slightly weakened so that they take a deep breath, believe, then tighten again. Neoliberals need to be expelled from power - there is no other way.
  11. Ghenxnumx
    Ghenxnumx 28 March 2013 10: 49
    0
    Quote: Ghen75
    Quote: Denis
    When your granddaughter is a bad kid grandfather-kibalchish ...

    About the cruelty of this grandfather-kibalchish, they still remember in Siberia, and by no means with kind words, more naughty there pretty much.
    Quote: GAYDAR'S BLOODY BIOGRAPHY
    The young man commanded a regiment in the Sayan Mountains region, far from Moscow, so his victories remained little known. But, according to rumors left by local old-timers of the Civil War: "Khaidar was worse than the beast." Judging by the questionnaire of Gaidar himself “for ill-treatment of prisoners,” he was expelled from the party for two years.
    Apparently, the comrades in the fight against counter-revolution at some point realized that Golikov was not a red hero, but a mentally ill killer maniac and tapped where he should. The zealous commander, by order of the commander of the provincial special forces, Vladimir Kakulin, was immediately recalled.
    In Krasnoyarsk, where Arkady Golikov was sent, his psychiatric examination was conducted. During the interrogation at the NKVD, he insisted that all who was shot by him were bandits or their accomplices. He found himself guilty only of not writing down the protocols of interrogations and executions.
    He was removed from his post, but allowed to go to Moscow to study. He was not allowed to enter the Academy of the General Staff by the medical board, having diagnosed “traumatic neurosis”. During the period of exacerbation, the symptoms of the disease were manifested by excitability, insomnia, decreased intelligence, a tendency to cruelty.
    In his diary entries there is such a phrase: "People who I killed as a child dreamed ..."
    According to one version, the pseudonym was born from the Khakass word "Haidar" ("Where"). So the locals allegedly asked Golikov, knowing that he was going on another punitive campaign for the enemy of the revolution, Ataman Ivan Solovyov.
    The red commander did not know mercy for either the elderly or the children. He killed everyone in a row without trial. And in order to warn the neighbors, people were interested in: “Haidar?”
    Details here http://www.repin.info/celebrity/bloody_biography_of_gaydar

    So the granddaughter had a good start.
  12. George
    George 28 March 2013 15: 16
    +1
    Moreover, the liberal economic model and a purely capitalist system of relations in this sphere are close to collapse. Perhaps even this line has already been crossed.


    The main lines of the article. You can add that long crossed this line.
  13. Denis
    Denis April 2 2013 07: 16
    +1
    About the same animals- Even during the years of German occupation, Timur and his team continued to draw stars on the homes of communists, underground and partisans.