A brief comparison of economic liberty in the U.S. and Ukraine

My friend Khrystyna invited me to speak to her economics class. They’re focused on international marketing. She asked me to do a brief cultural comparison between Ukraine and the U.S. Since culture is a broad term, I asked for specifics, and she suggested I compare whatever interests me.

I’m really glad she talked me into lecturing. It was invigorating. There was a lively discussion afterward and I made many points which are close to my heart — the actual “social contribution” of entrepreneurs, Sweden’s welfare state, a true free trade agreement can be written on a napkin, high prices as a market signal.

Here is my presentation. As it says on the about page, my views are my own and not those of any other person or organization.