"No army can be compared with the power of an idea whose time has come." French writer Victor Hugo understood that ideas born at a proper time produce ideas shattering the universe, ideas that are doomed to be great. But greatness can be of different nature: great and beautiful, great and ugly, great and scary. A great idea may have all these qualities, thus producing admiration, disgust, or fear. This radio program presents various great ideas.
In the beginning of the 21st century, the world economy experienced an unprecedented shock. The catastrophic decline in consumer confidence, the loss of investments, bankruptcies and confiscations due to failure of payments, the rising unemployment, and the shocks of stock markets and realty prices — all of this indicated a large-scale economic crisis and a subsequent global recession.