Bulgaria undermines economic development

In Bulgaria rules are often strange but worse is that they are often an obstacle to business developments in the country. Good example of this are freelance contracts or that is the absence of them in the Tax Code. In most countries freelance contracts are like a contract with a company. The freelancer provides specific services to a company or an individual at a certain price and provides an invoice for it. The buyer of the service pays the invoice and that is end of their part in the financial aspect. The freelancer like a company then pays taxes and other mandatory fees to the state and/or municipality. In Bulgaria it does not work like this except for probably 5-6 professions. If a company in Bulgaria makes a freelance contract it has to deal with the payment similar as it would with a person on a labour contract such as withhold taxes and social security and then pay those to the tax authority. Basically freelance contract is not a freelance contract as much as a labour contract without fixed salary or fixed working hours.

Why don’t I care what people think about me?

Lot of people are occupied with the idea of if and why people like or dislike them. It matters to them to be popular and find ways to be popular. For large part it is what society expects people to want. Why couldn’t I care less what people think of …

Time to repay our debt to the Islamic/arabic world?

Now we live in a world dominated by political correctness and desire to avoid to see the truth. We see this all over the place on discussion on all kinds of issues. If you say something negative about certain groups or cultures then you are automatically considered to be a …

Are the Borg aiming to take control of Bulgaria?

Anyone that has watched the Star Trek shows would probably have heard about the Borg.  A collection of species that have been turned into cybernetic organisms functioning as drones of the Collective, or the hive. The famous message from any encounter included “We are the Borg. Your biological and technological …

Putting people in boxes

Throughout history people have had a great need to put people in boxes. Often they have been based on nationality, race, political opinions, gender, and profession. The premise is that all of certain group are the same which thankfully is not true. When I express my opinion on a certain …

Question everything?

Why is it that some people think it is bad to question established “truths”? Or think that they have all the answers? Frequently when surfing the web I come across a discussion of a sort where you have groups (mainly theists) being upset over someone questioning their worldview. A worldview …

Bulgarian public schools keep Bulgarians down

Very often I hear about the teaching in public schools in Bulgaria and often the stories are not nice. You might think that the teachers and the management of the schools are either incompetent or perceive their role to be to break down the students. Recent examples I have come …