Talk:Viktor Orbán

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good things?[edit]

Are there any good things Orbán did besides not being a member of Jobbik? Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 15:22, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

You could perhaps insert {{Tumbleweed}} after the part about him not being Jobbik, that's being done in some articles on the RW for teh LULz snark?--Arisboch ☞✍☜☞✉☜ ∈)☼(∋ 15:25, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
I see you already went ahead and did that. Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 15:32, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Feel free to remove it or edit it, it's a wiki, after all (and patience is not a virtue I have. Sry. OTL).--Arisboch ☞✍☜☞✉☜ ∈)☼(∋ 15:33, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Nah, I'm fine with that. But probably some guy will come around and insert Fidesz propaganda or something sooner or later... Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 15:46, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
I can't really see that happening, except maybe for a mikemikev sock, but I think, that for him, Orbán or even Jobbik are much too tame, but anyway, I'll keep an eye on that article (it's on my watchlist, anyway).--Arisboch ☞✍☜☞✉☜ ∈)☼(∋ 15:54, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
He did (finally) admit to Hungary's role in the holocaust. But that's more of an "Obvious thing that took too long". Worthy of some stopped clock snark maybe? --TheroadtoWiganPier (talk) 05:32, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────It’s worth remembering that Fidesz and Orbán started out by being something like a classical liberals in opposition to the communist regime of the Cold War. I can still remember when Fidesz and Orbán were referred to in favourable terms during the 1990s, especially in contrast to Slovakia’s Vladimír Mečiar,Wikipedia's W.svg who was then seen as a warning sign of where democracy might lead Central and Eastern Europe (and here I exclude leaders such as Alexander LukashenkoWikipedia's W.svg in Belarus, who have hardly even paid lip service to democracy). ScepticWombat (talk) 07:45, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Orbán's car factories[edit]

This is the first time I hear about this. Is there any background or further information on this? Furthermore having an economy that is overly dependent on one single industry is a recipe for disaster (see London with financial services or the Ruhr area and the Midwest of the US with coal and steel). However, I don't really know much about the Hungarian economy, but if attracting the car plants was done by a "race to the bottom" in terms of wages, social standards and environmental protection, it is a high price to pay for little short term gain. However as I said I know little about it, so it may well prove to have been a good thing after all, but given what I know about Orbán and the way car plants are usually attracted (just think about the way car plants were attracted to the US South) to a new place, I doubt it. Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 20:23, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Was a “Nordic model” ever either a widely accepted goal or the reality in Hungary?[edit]

I changed “Nordic model” to “liberal democracy and a social market economy”, since that seemed more accurate vis-a-vis Hungary. I’m not sure that the idea of a universal “flexicurity” welfare model was either a reality in Hungary or a widely accepted political goal amongst its political parties. Feel free to correct if I’m mistaken. ScepticWombat (talk) 19:03, 18 March 2018 (UTC)