As someone who was born in Moscow in 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, I witnessed the devastating consequences of a 70-year-long experiment with central planning. As the first ever libertarian in Russia to be elected into public office, I had to put my own convictions to a test.
The kind of crucial questions I had to deal with on an everyday basis were: Who will provide public goods? Where should we draw the line between the public and the private? And, of course, who will build the roads?