Many states include the word “federation” in their name, which allows to assume that most people have positive perception of federalism as a form of governance. Switzerland and some other countries have shown how fiscal federalism can work in practice for the benefit of society. At the same time, the states that try to copy this undoubtedly positive experience, as a rule, encounter significant difficulties. The article shows how fiscal federalism can influence economic growth of the state and explains why “working” federalism occurs so rarely.
If we put aside political crackling and sensation, offered solutions of contemporary economic problems consist in their transfer onto our children and grandchildren.
A state without nuclear potential is unable to provide adequate resistance to aggression and intervention. In this regard, it would make sense to try to introduce into international law the concept of guarantees to non-nuclear states from attack by nuclear powers with application of conventional weapons.