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An economy oriented towards human welfare. A debate.

An economy oriented towards human welfare.

The perspective of the Three Seas region’s socio-economic development in the context of history and current experience.

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On May 27th 2021, a group of experts gathered on the terrace of the Varso 2 building in Warsaw (Poland), for a live-streamed debate titled “An economy oriented towards human welfare. The perspective of the Three Seas region’s socio-economic development in the context of history and current experience .

The experts delved deep into the pros and cons for the Three Seas region of both economic systems, as well as the chances and risks associated with the two respective schools of economic thought.

The conference, conducted in English, featured:

Prof. Gladden Pappin – former Harvard academic, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Dallas, co-founder of the prestigious quarterly American Affairs, author of numerous political essays, published in leading papers such as the New York Post and Newsweek.

Rod Dreher – American journalist and public intellectual, author of several best-sellers, including the Benedict Option and the recently published Live Not by Lies.

Josh Hammer – Opinion Editor at Newsweek (USA), research fellow with the Edmund Burke Foundation, constitutional attorney by training, a frequent pundit and essayist on political, legal and cultural issues published in leading papers such as the New York Post, National Review and The Spectator.

Dominika Cosic – Journalist, author of Balkan Express, political correspondent in Brussels for Polish Television.

Piotr Arak – Director of the Polish Economic Institute (PIE), which provides analysis and expertise for the implementation of the government’s Strategy for Responsible Development. The Institute is also responsible for popularizing Polish research in the field of economic and social sciences in Poland and abroad.

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