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What is this?


  • MIHAILESCU Nicolaie


Do you still remember the time when in Ceausescu era we used to produce and circulate a lot of political joke? One of those referred to a dialogue between a Romanian and a Westerner. The first asked if in west one can buy foodstuffs if only queues in a row for hours like in Romania. The answer was: queue, what is this? Then the Westerner asked if Romanians eat meat. The answer was Meat, what is this?. In recent years Romanian economy produced a lot of moments when be either a specialist in economy or simply citizen you asked yourself: what is this? Here are two of such moments that I want to remember ( but they are so many, unfortunately)- lifting the custom barriers for import of food products and allowing all big in world retailing to destroy the Romanian home trade companies. Let me explain the reasons of recollecting these two moments

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  • MIHAILESCU Nicolaie, 2011. "What is this?," Romanian Distribution Committee Magazine, Romanian Distribution Committee, vol. 2(3), pages 19-21, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rdc:journl:v:2:y:2011:i:3:p:19-21

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    agriculture; retail; Romania; trade;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce


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