NationalRus wrote:every non stratigic sector is better run in free hands, strategic sectors are also mostly run better in free hands but i would prefer ther state control for security and geopolitcal reasons, that would enclude the "heavy" military industry, natural resources, and "partly" telecommunication and electricity, but thats it! not more, maybe less
I would add in some concept of heavy industrial production too. But at least have a stake in it. Total privatization in them is maybe not the best. But if the government only has enough share to watch over the companies activities, then that is good enough for me.
Problem with the private sector, at least in the 90's, is that many industries decided to sell out to western enterprises, which then were stripped of their assets and then closed up production, damaging Russia's industrial production.
here in Canada, we are facing an issue where the private sector is pretty much ripping us off. After Enmax was partially sold off (privatized) we were promised prices for our energy would go down. Instead they jumped up significantly. Same thing with our cities construction. But turn the table, to groups like the CRTC, which is controlled by Bell, Telus, Rogers and Shaw, we are getting screwed big time in telecommunications services. One of the highest costs in the world. Ridiculous.
So mostly private isn't exactly the way to go. Especially for education. Actually, Education and Hospitals should never be fully private. I wouldn't mind having some private hospitals for those who are wealthy so they can at least collect tax money on these private clinics, and the excess money can go back to the public health care. And education should be looked after by the government but having private institutions that provide additional education, is not a problem. It would be if they set their own curriculum.
Mike E wrote:Actually that is very funny that you are talking about this.... The whole basis of my political ideology is privatizing services. - It has been tried in practice before, and having a "couple" services privatized wouldn't change much anyway.sepheronx wrote:You guys make a good point. But what about things like street cleaning or public transit equipment maintenance? Surely those things can be done by private without it going to total shit. No?
But of course you make good points. I just think that having private schools and clinics in conjunction to public ones can help reduce costs, especially the fact Rich Russians already put themselves or their kids into private institutions (school on Skolkovo as example). Many of them probably leave to go to hospital elsewhere to spend money on better service. I say they can do that at home but still keep socialized mesical care for everyone else. Something like if you make $XXX,XXX a year, you will need to use private medical care, pay insurance.
Just a thought.
All depends on the services. For smaller things like garbage collection, waste processing, alternative energy, street maintenance and maintenance of the transit system can be privatized where it wont bog down the state and some can actually make taxable income.