Adam Smith 'The Wealth of Nations'

By necessaries I understand not only the commodities which are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but what ever the customs of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even the lowest order, to be without. A linen shirt, for example, is, strictly speaking, not a necessary of life. The Greeks and Romans lived, I suppose, very comfortably, though they had no linen. But in the present times, through the greater part of Europe, a creditable day-laborer would be ashamed to appear in public without a linen shirt, the want of which would be supposed to denote that disgraceful degree of poverty which, it is presumed, nobody can well fall into, without extreme bad conduct.

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Hotline is a Bulgarian consultancy specialized in the field of social and educational policies. Hotline was founded in 2006 by Georgy Bogdanov and Boyan Zahariev, both of whom have background in project management, design and evaluation of social policies and community development.

We chose the name Hotline because this is a place where you can call when you need help, and you need it ... now. And when you have no other place to call. We are not a true hotline. But we believe that social issues are important and should be addressed now!

We also believe that social work is a profession for those who have a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social work helps people function the best way they can in their environment, and solve personal and family problems, addressing such issues as inadequate housing, unemployment, child and spousal abuse, school children’s misbehaviour, truancy and yearly school-dropping.

40 Maria Luiza Blvd., office 4A
1202 Sofia
BULGARIA

Phone: +359 2 983 2692;
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E-mail: george@hotline-bg.com
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