Latvia’s pulp fiction or austerity in Latvian style

This short film by Al Jazeera was made back in 2011, but is still relevant today thinking about economic crisis in Latvia, austerity, sustainable recovery and development in long term.

This film demonstrates a typical case of misuse/ overuse of natural resources in desperation for foreign currency and keeping economy going. But everyone with common sense will agree that the long term impact can be disastrous. Forest harvesting may keep economy going, keep the GDP up, keep the export increasing, but at what cost and for how long. And then what…???

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