Privatization is not the answer

Privatization is not the answer. Especially in our country where collusion between so-called 'rivals' have driven prices up.

The government is losing all of its leverage by giving up all prime services and commodities to private entities and yet expect to keep them in check.

Why is it that when government doesn't do the job well that they always give it up to the private sector? Of course get a hefty sum from an anomalous bidding first.

The government should start to fix their problems instead of looking into spur of the moment, non-viable, short range solutions. They should also wise up and think of future generations before they get into contracts (with kickbacks of course!) that are disadvantageous to the government and the country.

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  • Maybe corporatization is.
  • AlanNathanielAlanNathaniel Member PExer
    Maybe the answer is quasi-privatization, where the govt would control majority of the outstanding shares, appoint the majority of the board of directors, and govt lets the entity run itself, still free of competition from the private sector.
    :naughty: :lol: :lol:
    Privatization is not the answer. Especially in our country where collusion between so-called 'rivals' have driven prices up.

    The government is losing all of its leverage by giving up all prime services and commodities to private entities and yet expect to keep them in check.

    Why is it that when government doesn't do the job well that they always give it up to the private sector? Of course get a hefty sum from an anomalous bidding first.

    The government should start to fix their problems instead of looking into spur of the moment, non-viable, short range solutions. They should also wise up and think of future generations before they get into contracts (with kickbacks of course!) that are disadvantageous to the government and the country.
  • Running the government firms like corporations will make it efficient than the old system.

    But of course profit will not be the primary concern, it's goods and services provision.
  • AlanNathanielAlanNathaniel Member PExer
    More efficient for whom? The people, who technically are the shareholders, or the select few in GOCCs who run their systems into their own pockets, not the govt nor the people?
    :naughty: :lol: :rotflmao:
    Katchatore wrote: »
    Running the government firms like corporations will make it efficient than the old system.

    But of course profit will not be the primary concern, it's goods and services provision.
  • kel1guykel1guy Member PExer
    Quasi privatization may in fact be a major part of solution. What really needs to happen is getting the small farmers organized into community coops that manage all local equipment, along with irrigation, seeding, planting, harvests, transportation and storage so they can eliminate the extortionist grain dealers that will not pay a fair price for a fair product.

    It has been proven that small farm production yields are far greater than corporate yields / hectare.
    There also needs to be local education in the value of composting harvest waste so it can be used as a soil amendment. Currently the majority of this waste is burned vs composting. So not only do they waste a valuable soil amendment they also pollute grossly at harvest time. The LOCAL Government needs to assist in the coordination of the local Coops, the location of large storage facilities via zoning for Rice and Copra, ensure there is local irrigation water supplied when needed, and continue local education in green farming technique. The further you keep the process from DAR the better. Let the local LGU work with DAR when problems arise but include the local coop leaders in the processes.
    Per BBC's Hard Talk / World Debate of 29 Mar 08, world wide 70 % of farming is done by large corporations like Unilever, DeKalb, ADM etc... and it is inefficient even on a large scale. Everyone agreed that production world wide could be increased 50 % or more with very little change other than the incorporation of the small farmers in the farming process and organizing local Coops for LOCAL management. Even the World Bank admitted they were wrong in not investing in agriculture from 1991 until THIS year.
  • drhenry4drhenry4 B?nned by ?dmin ✭✭
    It really depends on what the govt should and should not privatize. Basic necessities (like education, health, water, electricity) are privatized in the country. And look how heavy the burden?

    While in our neighboring countries, these are run by the govt.

    WB and IMF have been feeding our media (that's because we are the only country in the region that is Americanized), that govt is corrupt, that it can't run these services so open them to markets to promote competition and so costs will decrease. That's not absolute.

    In this part of the world, we have the most liberalized economy, but we are the most laggard. :D

    Privatization is not always the answer. It's the last option.

    Too bad, with regard to rice, we don't have any option but to privatize it.
  • Privitization is DIFFERENT from corporatization, if you studied Public Finance.

    Instead of handing it over to the private entities, the govt will change how systems run, by adapting a corporation setting.
  • drhenry4drhenry4 B?nned by ?dmin ✭✭
    Katchatore wrote: »
    Privitization is DIFFERENT from corporatization, if you studied Public Finance.

    Instead of handing it over to the private entities, the govt will change how systems run, by adapting a corporation setting.

    Sadly, I don't think lawmakers have this in mind. They should be starting deliberating on this. There was a proposal by Karina David to LEDAC. Still unacted.

    GMA likewise has poor political will.

    Our govt, unless revised into federal system is hopeless for corporatization.
  • kel1guykel1guy Member PExer
    The 3 LEDAC inputs that I am aware of are all very similar in composition and content. Lets hope that this one gets off the "round tuit" plie and into the immediate planning and action files so we can finally make a worthwhile attempt at fixing our broken system.

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