The collapse of communism has Eastern Europeans and former Soviets scrambling all over the globe to study new methods for rebuilding their countries. And do they have things to learn!
A parade of Eastern Europeans has visited the Internal Revenue Service to see how taxes are collected in America. Groups of would-be capitalists tour Wall Street almost every day to get an idea about how stock exchanges are supposed to work. Others want to learn how franchises operate.
Here in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies has been training representatives of Eastern European charity organizations in fund-raising and organizational techniques. The 10 trainees from Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary have done some intern-like work with organizations such as Associated Catholic Charities, Chimes Inc., the South East Community Organization and Clean Water Action.