Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika


Czech Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Czech Republic (Czech: Česká republika, short form Česko) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the north, Germany to the west, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. Its capital and largest city, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague. ..."

Birthplace of

Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Böhm, in Brünn, Moravia (Brno), on 12 Feb 1851
Joseph Schumpeter, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, in Triesch, Moravia, on 8 Feb 1883

Measures of Freedom

Czech Republic | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 95, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"The ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, operated relatively smoothly in 2015, although it faced a no-confidence vote over tax breaks that allegedly benefitted Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's firms. The May vote, called by the three leading opposition parties, was comfortably defeated in the lower parliamentary house."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.34, Rank: 18, Personal Freedom: 9.16, Economic Freedom: 7.53, Democracy Index: 7.57
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.53, Rank: 31


The Czech Miracle: Why Privatization went right in the Czech Republic, by Thomas Hazlett, Reason, Apr 1995
Examines the reforms made by the Czech Republic after the 1993 split from Czechoslovakia
"... a thriving marketplace is flashing its sparkle in the Czech Republic, a modern experiment in radical capitalist transformation. ... The Czech reforms were uniquely radical in transferring property from state ownership to private hands, and the society has responded with a flowering of initiative and entrepreneurship. And something more: civility."
Velvet Devolution: Is the "Czech Miracle" over? Or still to come? A report from Prague., by Thomas Hazlett, Reason, Mar 1998
Re-examines the Czech Republic reforms since 1995
"Indeed, the main source of difficulty in the Czech Republic now is the policy gridlock that followed the exhaustion of mass privatization from 1991 to 1994 --just as Klaus and other advocates of 'fast privatization' had predicted. ... So the sky, while a bit darker these days, seems not to have fallen on the Czech Republic. True, growth has slowed, and real problems must be solved."