Olechowski, who has a PhD in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics, is pushing a program for Poland's middle class. "Our big task is to boost the entrepreneurial spirit among the people, who are enslaved by bureaucratic procedures," he declares. He favors reforms to make it easier for employers to hire part-time workers. And he wants lower corporate and personal taxes. If Civic Platform can gain a chunk of seats in parliamentary elections on Sept. 23, Olechowski may put his stamp on Poland's economy.