miketheterrible wrote:Transparency is the key. And secondary is what's to communicate between people and government.
All projects must have transparency and be easily verified by average person. In doing so, if anything that raises eyebrows is seen, it can be easily reported. Putin isn't the end all be all. It's the people around him and many more. People who are upset at current issues that need to be addressed
The major issue is that people like Gref, etc is that they are very ambiguous in their statements. They don't specify anything specific. What I specified is very specific and believe it or not, is being pushed right now by non other than Medvedev - creating online portals to each project that makes it easy to verify and watch.
Must be done.
Before understanding the size of anything, proper metrics need to be used. Gref is pulling the usual con job of avoiding any quantification
of the problem and going for the emotional jugular. In spite of the stupid post above yours that just ignored the substance of my post,
nobody, including Gref, has demonstrated any pathology in Russia that makes it inferior to the west. The existence of corruption proves
diddley squat. Corruption is rampant in the west but the western MSM, pundits and politicians pretend everything smells like roses.
So there is no "debate" in the west about inferiority and urgent need for "reforms". Instead, there is the assumption of normalcy and
everything being OK.
So before starting "reforms" that could destroy the achievements of the last 20 years, a factual and objective evaluation of problems
needs to be carried out. Only then can we discuss solutions. Gref, Kudrin and the rest of the 5th columnists want to generate noise
to induce knee-jerk solutions that will ultimately prove destructive to Russia's GDP.
Also, corruption will never be eliminated. So there is an optimal response problem of sufficient legal enforcement and regulations and
laws that minimize non-transparent activity. But trying to achieve zero corruption is chasing the asymptote to infinity. A self-defeating
enterprise. So far Russia's record of large scale projects is substantially better than that of NATO. Instead of acting like the existence
of corruption and corporate criminality in Russia proves Putin's government is a failure, we should establish the meaning of failure. I will
not be herded by shyster 5th columnists and internet "authorities" until the demonstrate competence and objectivity, which they never
After the layer of propaganda shit is removed, then we can get down to business of improving the current conditions.