The Beauty of the Free Market

The Beauty of the Free Market


As you approach Kraków, or any other town in Poland, it becomes clear that when it comes to advertising billboards, anything goes. Confirmation of the abundant evidence of the outraged senses comes this week on the pages of Polityka, from the lips of one Jacek Maria Stokłosa:

Several years ago all provisions concerning protection of public space were removed from building and roads statutes. All in the name of the broadly understood free economy. However, the belief that the market would on its own regulate the chaos, because, for example, shopkeepers would see the advantage of creating elegant streets, proved illusory.

Anyone who really believed that had obviously not being paying attention to the aesthetic feast of the senses that is commercial Polish television.

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