kvs wrote:GunshipDemocracy wrote:
Gref called the main problem of Russia the lack of an effective public administration system
https://tass.ru/ekonomika/6217016The head of Sberbank believes that after solving it, all other problems will be solved automatically.
on that level it is hard to disagree, but Id' prefer to her missing part. How he sees improving public administration?
Russia has the disease of too many opinion makers endlessly claiming that it is far behind the "advanced countries". These
morons and shysters should STFU. If Germany and the USA have superior public administration systems, then why can
they not control massive corruption. By massive corruption I mean billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on projects that
are not completed or completed with multi-year delays. Here are some examples:
1) Berlin airport
2) California high speed rail (the just need one line running along the coast)
3) Labrador hydro-electric dam (years delayed and 1000% over budget: $1.5 billion initial cost now over $12 billion).
"Backwards Russia" has not had a single such project in the last 20 years. I dare anyone to produce an example.
Don't cite the Sochi Olympics. They cost $9 billion and made a profit. The $45 billion in infrastructure expenditures
were massive and finished on time. Russia now has a Black Sea tourist paradise that is paying off the investment.
If there was any corruption that mattered the projects would have been substantially developed. In fact, for $45 billion,
California could have finished its high speed rail line.
I think the point of Grief statement is not in any way comparison of the management in Russia with other states but something quite different. Take a look at the statement below which I believe to be in line with the Grief statement.
The Russian Church official call modern Russian men a "national tragedy"
I see the purpose here as to avoid the trap the SU and every other state fell into at some point in time when the One who sets the goals and than rushes everyone toward it vanishes the whole system collapses since no one else can set the goals in the the same manner. Western states dont have such problems as they dont value values and embrace the perverse interpretation of change for the benefit of system existence while Russia embraces values that are proven throughout history and throughout history of thought for the benefit of existence. Those two goals are different by its nature and can not therefore be refered in the same manner. Western one is for the benefit of the few who see their = system existence as the existence of the state as one and the same and the Russian who see the benefit of the whole as the sole guarantor of the state existence. But what does the whole imply? Would it be the same for Russia if it had 150 million people whose sole purpose during the time of their life is just to find jet another way to please their senses thus making during entire time of theirs life one and the same repeatable never ending action (wasted life by any accounts) vs 150 million people who dont feel anxious but instead a pride for spending the time of their life while perfecting the work which is tasked to them with courage and vigor and let not words be just words whose to make those man and more importantly how which is the only way to ensure continuity once the One who vanishes be replaced by the another the One in a World where situation changes rapidly in geopolitical, economical, technological etc way. As was shown by history numerous times throughout past even the strongest and wealthiest countries can fall apart in moment when bad decisions are made and in order to avoid such scenarios only the proven can be true and everything else only tested. Thats why I believe statements made by Grief and Archpriest where not made as to compare current state of Russian decision making process with the Western one but instead the current form of Russian decision making process with the one of which they think as better for the generations to come as to preserve what has been done and further to strengthen future outcome in a way prescribed by Russian national thought.
Russia now stands at the position where whole generation was rised from the ashes of neoliberal thought towards what they will eventually strive toward but has not jet being clearly defined and the taunts to do so from the position of the tradition (the truths that have proved their value throughout past) and position of values that ensure continuity in rise of strength, peace, prosperity, technological advancement etc would be my interpretation of the Grief and Archpriest statements.