Mart Laar Quotes
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The flat tax I got on my first meeting with Margaret Thatcher, who I admired very much and who was a great admirer of Milton Friedman. I met her first when I had been prime minister I think for some months and so on, and when I told her what I am planning to do, she looked at me with these big eyes and said you are one brave young man. And then a little bit introduced me on the realities of the Western world on which I was not very well informed. But I didn't stop.
Within my first meeting when I proposed to introduce the flat tax in Estonia they looked on me as I am a little bit crazy. And asked do you know something on the economy? and I answer economically, no not so much. But I think this is a great idea because it looks to work. And I didn't know then that I would be the first one to see this, but I introduced it. I was 32, I was young and crazy, so I didn't know what is possible and what's not, so I did impossible things.