Zagreb, Croatia -- Above the Medveščak brook rises the old town of Gradec. Its medievial rival Kapitol and its cathedral is to the lower right. This prehistoric habitation site grew to be the center of Slavonia (now a separate country in the EU to Zagreb's east) as it was on the crossroads between Hungary and the Adriatic. Before the Hungarian domination, the Croat kings made this a royal town -- with special privileges and lower taxes for skilled immigrants. Before capitalism, this was the equivalent of our state governments giving tax abatements to corporations for building plants. We were all Keynesians then.

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