The implications of the current crisis go well beyond gas prices. The transition toward a greener energy system may be affected: high costs and charges could provoke a backlash against carbon-cutting initiatives.
The year 2008 brought two fateful events for Georgia, which by then had been laboring for five years to anchor itself in Western defense and economic structures and fulfill the dream of the Rose Revolution.
Discouraging entrepreneurship with a climate of repression and arrogance may be appealing to the shortsighted and power-hungry but should be an enemy to all decent people who want peace, freedom, and prosperity.
The AEC’s fundamental goal is to promote a free, responsible and prosperous society. Through education and improving public understanding of key economic questions, the AEC promotes the idea of a free market economy and the ideal of a free society.