The Milton Friedman Disciple With an Eye on Poland's Government

  • Economist's start-up party promises voters budget restraint
  • Polls show it may place as high as third in Oct. 25 election

Ryszard Petru, leader of Nowoczesna, speaks during a news conference Oct. 9, 2015.

Photographer: Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Ryszard Petru has a message that sounds rather unlikely for the leader of a small upstart political party in Europe nowadays: austerity is good, and so are markets.

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