Månadsarkiv: april 2019

Republiken Ragusa

Jag har tidigare läst om den frihetliga republiken Ragusa (nuvarande Dubrovnik), som var de facto självständig stat 1358-1808. Här en mer utförlig artikel av Lawrence Reed på libertarianska Foundation for Economic Education. Även kvinnornas frihet var större än på andra håll, liksom religionsfriheten. Jag har aldrig varit där, men har varit nyfiken på att åka dit.

”The secret to Ragusa’s remarkable success was unmistakably its liberty. Its government, though aristocratic in nature, was small, limited, and almost corruption-free.”(…)

”Taxes were low, and capital was safe from the arbitrary confiscations by royalty all too common in the rest of Europe. State finances in Ragusa were known for their prudence; balanced budgets and minimal debt were normal expectations for several hundred years.”

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