Poking the Giant

In response to your letter on December 19, 2018, asking the Central Bank of Romania’s opinion on the emergency ordinance to raise taxes, we hereby send you a series of analyses that we have conducted. We would also like to mention that since we only had a limited amount of time to prepare this report, our conclusions must be considered merely preliminary in nature.

Fifty Cent

The other day I went down to the corner shop and received a strange coin in change. Being as Romanian as I am, I immediately thought it might be some kind of trick or fake coin and I asked the storekeeper what it was. Turns out it was a real coin in circulation, the first…

Politics In Romania: Puppet Theater

You know, living here in Romania, you’d think I’d be more interested in politics, politicians and what’s happening on the political scene. The truth though is that I really don’t care very much at all. Frankly I’m not missing out on a whole lot. Just about all of the political players of any consequence are…