Let us not exchange the panacea of ​​the State for the panacea of ​​Privatization

O caso dos Correios é um exemplo de como privatizações têm muitas nuances a serem consideradas.O caso dos Correios é um exemplo de como privatizações têm muitas nuances a serem consideradas.

The case of Correios is an example of how privatizations have many nuances to to be considered.
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The sense common Brazilian has changed. Earlier this year, in Cachoeira, a northeastern city of only 11. 000 inhabitants, the problem of the colossal queue at the post office had a solution easy to be singled out: it has to privatize. I was surprised to see this ex-expletive like that, on the lips of people less prone to theoretical discussion and slogans urban.

And I didn’t go out celebrating. After all, the Cachoeira post office made me question whether it’s even possible to make a profitable post office here. In Salvador, I used to go to an old lady’s franchised agency that opens on Saturdays and is always there, taking care of the business, with a pandemic and all. Prices are fixed in Brasilia and the franchisee extracts its profit from the postage. The logistics part is state-owned, the postmen do the same. But if you live in the capital, it is very likely that you will ship your orders in the franchise of a small business owner, not in the workplace of public servants.

In Salvador, I welcomed the reduction promoted by Brasília. State agencies were closing, a huge building was put up for auction, and small businessmen, who in general serve better than those who are hired, have seen their clientele increase. They are interested in the speed of the service, unlike those who have been hired.

At the Cachoeira post office, however, I noticed right away that the queues are not of people going to send it packages, but pick up

correspondence. Because the urban core is surrounded by extensive rural districts where the postman does not always go. So all correspondence from the municipality of Cachoeira is concentrated in that state post office. So, it’s no wonder there are no franchised agencies, as people rarely ship things.

Who could profit from posting here? Nobody.

2021 Does privatization solve this problem?

The giant that buys the Brazilian Company Post and Telegraph will be obliged to do a number of things. I suppose it includes the maintenance of the infrastructure, which would be the same thing as passing on the State’s losses to the giant, which, as it is for profit, passes on the cost to the price. Will this transfer from the corporation to the consumer be greater or less than the tax that the citizen pays to support the state-owned company? I do not know; let economists burn their eyelashes over it. I only point out that, as Milton Friedman would say, there is no free lunch. Privatization is not a panacea. I’m not saying it’s not to privatize the Post Office; I say that things are not as simple as public opinion seems to believe. There are impasses that require careful analysis, and an open mind to original solutions tends to be more reasonable than the automatic application of formulas from social theorists.

And as for bad service, will privatization solve it? Maybe yes maybe no. A very important favorable factor is the real possibility of dismissing bum clerks. A very important unfavorable factor is that there would be no competition, so the company can put an agency pro forma and throw it high. Look at Oi, who stayed with Telebrás. Now look at Oi and imagine that there is no possibility of running to another operator. I won’t be surprised if it privatizes and gets worse. But people from the rural northeast seemed to be as convinced of the wonders of privatization as a voter from Novo da Faria Lima.

State vandalization by PT25102635

I think we worshiped an idol called the State, until the PT came along and vandalized it all. We thought the state was capable of solving everything, we created a million public companies and dumped inadmissible public tenders into them. The inadmissible public exams are an old problem that the statist era of Médici and Geisel did not solve. Couple this wrong belief with the previous unresolved problem, and there is hyperinflation and economic stagnation. Even so, it is worth noting that a state-owned company from that time is literally the salvation of today’s crops: Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), with its employees, developed techniques that made the Cerrado agricultural. Without it, Brazil would not have agribusiness and would be a much poorer and more vulnerable country. Could it be that we cannot conclude from this that the State is more than a “necessary evil” and has the constructive function of dealing with non-profitable activities, such as basic research (in the case of Embrapa) or preservation of historical and cultural heritage.No, no big company is going to throw loads of money on Brazilian research to reaping fruit in thirty years. No, none of the patrons will be responsible for preserving 214% of the historical heritage- cultural of Brazil. And again: if you leave the cultural formation of young people in the hands of those who have the money, they won’t discover anything much better than Robyssão and MC Kanalha. There is a lot of talk that the State has to enter the places taken by the drug trade, with the intention of alluding to a school that gives a break to the future unemployed, in addition to the police and hospital.

Man needs some inspiration to live. The drug trade knows this and has its official artists, who sell to the male sex the ideal of getting rich, buying branded things and eating all the women, and selling to women the ideal of being a drug dealer’s cheap meat. Afterwards, the children are born and stay there for God’s sake, dancing to the sound of “sit on the dealer [de munição]”, or the chorus “sit on the drug dealer”. Inspiration for life is important since man is man. Today the poor Brazilian has smartphone, but the “empathy” crowd thinks culture is elitism.

That’s why I speak well of Neojibá in the third text in a row: the State takes the boy from the favela, inserts him into a diverse community and puts him to learn to play the oboe, giving him a goal for life and an incentive to improve himself. The successful boy becomes an example to others. (“What about the job?” If he doesn’t go to OSBA, the party industry in Bahia absorbs qualified musicians.) Anyone who thinks this is elitism and we should wait seated for a patron, I’ll tell them to go pick coconuts. Also because the patron can be a capitalist sealer, a Lehmann, a Soros, who will teach the children to feel sorry for themselves for being black, or for being girls, etc. These people who want to sell sanitary napkins to the State.

2021 Monopolist loves PT and PSDB25102635 Very well: if there were an ineffective Modesbrás full of tramps, the “menstrual poverty” gang would claim to be liberal and campaign for the end of Modesbrás, not out of concern for public accounts, but because they wanted to sell sanitary napkins to the State . In this, they are willing to corrupt politicians to sell for the highest possible price, and impact the market by putting their expensive sanitary napkin in the hands of the greatest number of former buyers of cheap sanitary ware. This is not liberalism; this is a concentration of power – economic and political – in the hands of a handful of companies, and, since the invention of ESG, of companies that have always been sealing.

Thus, the scenario I see drawn is as follows: in the federal government, the PSDB and the PT competed for Brazil to become less and less statist and increasingly monopolistic. The PSOL emerged from this tucana shift of the PT in government and serves a suicidal officialdom, incapable of thinking about the medium term. The trigger for the foundation of the PSOL was a pension reform of the PT. Since then, he has been the vehicle for servants who strive to amass privileges; it is a palace in Versailles that requires brioches for current candidates. The result ends up being the impossibility of renewing public careers. And leave everything in the monopolist’s hands.

I think the debate about the failures of the State should include its improvement. It is a scandal that the dismissal of servers has appeared in the blink of an eye, conditional on non-vaccination. This, in my view, is a testament to the power of the lobby

of the pharmaceutical industry. It is past time for Brazil to worry about the dismissal of bad public servants. It is ridiculous to summarily dismiss a public school teacher who does not want to take experimental vaccine and not summarily dismiss a public school teacher who sends a child from 000 years kissing on the mouth.

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