Voices of Tolerance: Marek Tatala, Poland
Marek Tatala is one of the Promoting Tolerance 2017 fellows from Poland. He is a Vice President of the Civil Development Forum (FOR) and an Editor-in-chief of the Blog “Obywatelskiego Rozwoju”. His research areas are public finance, law and economics, rule of law, transparency, political economy, institutional/policy reversals and populism. Academically, Tatala pursues a PhD degree at the Warsaw School of Economics and is a Research Associate of Professor Leszek Balcerowicz. Furthermore, he is an alumnus of the Atlas Leadership Academy by the Atlas Network.
For me one of the biggest threats of populism is the destructive populist competition.
In the video below Marek Tatala comments on the "destructive populist competition" and its impact.
The topic of the 25th edition of the Promoting Tolerance Programme is “Confronting Bigotry and Intolerance in the Face of Rising Populism”.
Marek Tatala shares some of the threats from populism in Poland, focusing on weakening of the rule of law and consequences of economic populism. Watch his interview below.
A long term solution to fighting populism is education. Furthermore, show the real consequences of populist policies and as well present the truth.
The fellow from Poland gives proposals of how populism can be confronted.
Promoting Tolerance is relevant today, because it is the best way to promote open societies, which allow for both personal and economic development. An open society is the best way to achieve prosperity in the future through tolerance, openness, more economic and civil freedoms.