Within a month of forming the new government, Chirac was able to present to the Assembly a plan for privatization. The plan called for the privatization of 65 enterprises over a five year period (A Five-Year Plan for Privatization!) The 65 enterprises had a workforce of 900 thousand and were thought to have a market value of 300 billion francs. If this plan were to be carried out it would involve privatization on a greater scale and at a faster rate than that carried out by the Thatcher Government in the United Kingdom. This plan went far beyond reprivatizing the enterprises that had been nationalized by the Socialists during the period 1981 to 1986. Included in the privatization plan were enterprises such as the Renault automobile company which Charles de Gaulle had nationalized in the immediate post-World War II period. François Mitterand characterized these enterprises as national assets. Probably few outside of France would have characterized Renault as a national asset. Mitterand opposed ...
As a Correction Officer in the State of New Jersey my main concern isnt being stabbed by an inmate, followed home by an inmate, or a massive riot. My main concern being a Correction Officer in New Jersey is PRIVATIZATION.. If you work in a Correction facility in New Jersey you most likely have the same fear. Our current Governor promised that she would not utter the words privatization and corrections together if she was reelected but two facilities have been privatized in North Jersey. But what do you expect, when was the last time you actually believed a politicians promises? These are your main enemies - THE POLITICIANS! Their main concern is votes and budgets. Not your ability to make a living or job security.. Your best weapon against privatization is education. Not a college education but an education in the world of privatization. This is the way you can fight the possibility of you losing your job. Educate your neighbors, friends, and families about privatization. What it can do to you ...
Downloadable! With the help of a peculiar institutional feature of early Romanian privatization, when a group of firms was explicitly banned to become private, we test which factors contributed to the selection of firms into long-term state ownership. We find that politicians sheltered large and inefficient firms from privatization, which paid low wages and had high overdue payments. These results are consistent with minimization of employment losses, even if efficiency enhancement of privatization or revenue maximization had to be sacrificed. We hypothesize that this behavior was induced by the unfavorable economic conditions in Romania which brought about large employment losses during the first several years of economic transition.
Downloadable (with restrictions)! Should governments in developing countries promote private ownership and deregulated prices in noncompetitive sectors? Or should they run publicly owned firms and regulate prices at the expense of rents to insiders? A theoretical model is used to answer these normative questions. The analysis focuses on the tradeoff between fiscal benefits and consumer surplus during privatization of noncompetitive sectors. Privatization transfers control rights to private interests and eliminates public subsidies, yielding benefits to taxpayers at the cost of increased prices for consumers. In developing countries, where budget constraints are tight, privatization and price liberalization may be optimal for low profitability industries but suboptimal for more profitable industries. And once a market has room for more than one firm, governments may prefer to regulate the industry. Without a credible regulatory agency, regulation is achieved through public ownership. Copyright The
The government of Corazon Aquino had initiated a wide-ranging privatization programme selling 122 companies for US$2 billion in 1986-1992. When Fidel Ramos succeeded her he broadened the privatization program to infrastructure, resolving an electric power crisis through rapid private investments in power plants in 1992-94. Based on this perceived success, Ramos asked his Secretary of Public Works and Transport Gregorio Vigilar to apply the same approach to resolve the water problems of Manila.[13]:3-5 In June 1994, the British company Biwater and a Malaysian firm approached Ramos with an unsolicited proposal to buy MWSS. The government refused, because by law MWSS could not be sold; it was open to the idea of a public-private partnership, such as a concession contract under which the government would retain ownership of the assets. The Filipino government wanted to select the private partner on a competitive basis.[13]:9-11 Among the interested companies were the two largest French international ...
CONTEXT. In the ongoing debate on private versus public funding models for healthcare in Canada, it is interesting to note that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has supported privatization in the past (1) and chooses to keep the debate open. (2) As a powerful lobby and advisory group, their official position has transformative implications for the landscape of the job market in the form of possible remuneration model changes for physicians and other healthcare providers. Much of the discussion on whether these changes should occur centers on an evaluation of the value and pragmatism of equality in the system, but it must also be noted that the private market is not waiting around for the question to resolve itself. Regardless of whether or not it is the best option for healthcare consumers, certain factors are encouraging the growth of privatization. These factors must be addressed proactively should Canadians wish to prevent (further) tiering of the Canadian healthcare system.. THE ...
This workshop explores from a cross-cultural perspective how privatization and globalization impact contemporary feminist and social justice approaches to public responsibility. Feminist legal theorists have long problematized divisions between the private and the political, an issue with growing importance in a time when the welfare state is under threat in many parts of the world and private markets and corporate reach transcend national boundaries. Recent critical legal scholarship on vulnerability and resilience can complicate and deepen our understanding of the problems generated by privatization within a globalized 21st century. View workshop CFP ...
At a time when the debate over resources and land worsens in Mozambique, more than 30 civil society organizations commit to the increment of joint actions and extending their articulation in the defence of natural resources and against the privatization of land.. Peasant movements, men and women, feminists, students, human rights activists, environmentalists, labour unionists and workers, fishermen and communities affected by the impacts of large investments, consider the land and natural resources issue, and its defence, to be crucial. These organizations will launch a nationwide campaign against the privatization of land, theft and looting of all natural resources in Mozambique.. The campaign comes in response to a popular demand to challenge the way the country is being conducted, from community to national government. This campaign will consist of various activities, including marches, popular education seminars on the right to land; civic education caravans of rural and urban population on ...
This question often comes up in discussions about the federal fisheries management process: Why are people who profit from the harvest and sale of Americas marine resources allowed to sit on management bodies that make regulations governing those resources? Its a good question. The most contentious issue in the Gulf of Mexico is privatization of the red snapper fishery in which millions of dollars worth of a public resource was gifted to select commercial operators to harvest for their own personal profit. Gifted, for free. Yet, someone who owns red snapper shares can sit on the Gulf Council and vote on every aspect of that fishery. And one does. Over the past few years, certain members of the charter/for-hire sector have worked to launch a privatization program in which they, too, could own shares and use red snapper as their own. Yet, on the Gulf Council, people who own charter businesses and stand to directly benefit from the program are never required to recuse themselves from votes on ...
Haitian Prime Minister Smarck Michel announces that Haiti will continue with plans to privatize nine state-owned companies, though he acknowledges that most Haitians are "against the idea of privatization" and that for many, "the word is a demon." In an effort to sell the plan to the public the government has been euphemistically describing it as the "democratization of assets." The privatization scheme-to include Haitis flour mill, a cement factory, its air and seaports, telephone exchanges, and electricity-must be implemented in order for Haiti to receive $170 million in structural adjustment loans from the World Bank, the IMF, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union. The loans are part of a five-year, $1.2-billion aid program (see (October 18, 1996)) which Aristide had tacitly agreed to in August 1994 (see August 1994 ...
In early 2000, protests against the raised price of water due to privatization had been growing, and martial law was declared. In April 2000, Víctor Hugo Daza, a seventeen-year-old student, was shot in the face by the Bolivian Army while protesting the increase of local water rates due to privatization. The man who killed him, Captain Robinson Iriarte, was trained as a counter-insurgent in the United States; he was acquitted of all responsibility for the murder in 2002. No civilian criminal-justice system would take the case on, so a military tribunal had final jurisdiction. Upon his acquittal, he was promoted to major.[2] Thousands of people captured the central plaza in Cochbamaba and surrounded the fountain where Dazas body lay. Protestors comprised peasant irrigators, retired factory workers, union members, pieceworkers, sweatshop employees, street vendors, students from the University of Cochabamba, coca-leaf farmers and residential children.[2] ...
Private Prison Industry Feeds on Nations Crippling Addiction to Incarceration While Reaping Multi-Billion Dollar RevenuesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; [email protected] YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report providing the first comprehensive analysis of the destructive impact of prison privatization.
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has hired a consultant to explore additional possibilities for outsourcing by the Boston-area transit system.. Among other things, the nearly $1 million contract approved last month asks McKinsey & Company to determine if there is a "viable external market" for bus operations and maintenance.. In a statement, MBTA Carmens Union president James OBrien criticized T officials for spending the agencys money on "high-priced management consultants," instead of on improvements to the system.. Privatization has become a volatile issue for the MBTA, which has been plagued by chronic operating deficits and has billions of dollars in unmet maintenance needs.. ...
Bangladesh Privatization Programs and Regulations Handbook by IBP USA Staff (ISBN: 978-1-4330-0418-6); Published by International Business Publications, USAin Aug 2013. Compare book prices on Bookwire.com to buy books from the lowest price among top online book retailers
ISSUE: Argentina provides an object lesson in the costs and rewards of privatization. Since President Carlos Saul Menem assumed power in 1990, the Argentine government has transferred many
The privatization of water supply is an emotive and controversial topic. The British model of water privatization is unique: no other country has entirely privatized its water supply and sewerage systems. This book analyzes the socio-economic and environmental dimensions in privatization in England and Wales. It examines the implications of privatization for consumers, environmental management, and the water supply industry.
The privatization of the Romanian SUV-maker ARO Campulung was unprofitable for the Romanian state, a report by a Senate commission concluded. The debts of the Romanian company doubled following its - hotnews, stiri, articole, revista presei, politica, economie, sport
We accompanied and provided support on the community side in what continues to be the largest German privatization in the area of water supply and wastewater disposal. We continue to advise the waterworks involved in its realization and further development of the business model which has been running successfully now for more than ten years ...
When the ruling coalition of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, PO [1]) and the Polish Peoples Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, PSL [2]) took power in 2007, promises were made to conclude privatisation processes. However, the actions taken in the first year of the governments term did not suggest that the promise would be kept, as the privatisation income turned
This chapter argues that the system of privatisation regulation reflects the age of hyper-innovation in British government. The onset of hyper-innovation played a key role in the collapse of a club world that had pre-democratic origins. It presents an account of rail regulation, which represents the first great crisis of the regulatory system, and its failure in this crisis. It considers the wider issues of business regulation, showing how the fragility of this wider system has interacted with the fragile system for governing privatisation.
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend and provide testimony to the McLennan County Commissioners Court along with members of the McLennan County Sheriff Officers Association and the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas about a proposed jail privatization plan. The meeting, for the third week in a row, was packed with Sheriffs Officers opposing the proposal. The front page of Tuesdays Waco Tribune blared Jailers to Sheriff: No Privatization, a sentiment that pretty accurately described the mood of the meeting. The agenda started with public comment which included members of the Waco Police Department, other law enforcement agencies, and members of the public denouncing the privatization plan on the grounds of public safety, job security for those that work at the jail facilities, and the rights of those incarcerated at the jail. At the beginning on the meetings formal agenda, a county clerk reported that despite sending a request for proposal nearly a dozen private prison ...
As a Brit, I certainly support land privatisation in principle. But theres an interesting story here. In 1980 the UK Government had vast amounts of land, much acquired during WWII or the immediate aftermath, with which it was doing nothing or very little. Much of what was used was under-utilised; for example, minor civil service administration in central London real estate. There were certainly large gains to general welfare made by selling a lot of this. Even the (expensive) private right-to-buy had large positive externalities by giving council tenants a stake in their property and community. So a big win.. HOWEVER, there is prima facie evidence of, if not corruption, then perhaps too cosy a relationship between large developers and the Conservative party. A lot of land DID get sold off at rather below market value to a relatively small set of developers over a long period of time. And planning laws have been kept strict; restricting supply, boosting developer profits and creating regulatory ...
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This paper reviews the trends in privatisation and liberalisation in the energy sector, and the development of remunicipalisation and renationalisation in Germany and elsewhere.
Privatization-the transfer of activities from the public to the private sector-gained international prominence in the 1980s because of the need to reduce budget deficits and growing concerns about the efficiency of state-owned enterprises and government bureaucracies. This article examines privatization in Canada and its effect on governments fiscal positions. Privatization has generally been less rapid and extensive in Canada than elsewhere, partly because of the comparatively moderate size of our public sector. Nevertheless, federal, provincial, and municipal governments have increasingly reduced their direct involvement in the Canadian economy by selling Crown corporations, contracting with private firms to deliver public services, and transferring the development of public infrastructure projects to the private sector. The fiscal impact of privatizing Crown corporations varies with such factors as the profitability of the enterprise, the size of the governments initial investment, and past ...
I pointed out previously that members of UVas Board (Dragas and Kington, for example -- and cognitively-challenged members of Bob McDonnells entourage -- have latched on to education privatization schemes of people like John Chubb and Terry Moe (who were referenced in Board e-mails).. Chubb and Moe are at the Hoover Institution, a conservative "think" tank that promotes "free enterprise" and the privatization of public education. Both Chubb and Moe are members of Hoovers Koret Task Force on K-12 education, funded by the Koret Foundaton. The Koret Foundation pushes "market-based K-12 education reform" and subscribes to the mistaken and easily disproved notion that "Americas broken educational system lies at the heart of our nations troubles" and drastic "reform" is imperative for "economic competitiveness.". Chubb and Moe recently (2009) wrote a book titled Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education. In it, Chubb and Moe push all the conservative "reform" ...
ALECs agenda would transform public education from an accountable institution that serves the public into one that serves private, for-profit interests.
The LSU Board of Supervisors agreed Friday to privatize the operations of its public hospitals in New Orleans, Houma and Lafayette that provide safety net care for the uninsured and help train medical ...
The prison industrial complex refers to the tremendous growth in commerce to private companies that own and operate prisons, and to businesses that supply prisons with goods and services.
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Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 -- SC&H Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm focused on middle market and growth companies, served as the
When your talking points about Premier Doug Ford are literally indistinguishable from your talking points about Kathleen Wynne, you have a credibility problem
The right to water is akin to the right to life, but many governments are reluctant to recognize this and shoulder their responsibilities to deliver safe, affordable water.
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A Main Street retail group opposing the Gov. Chris Christie administrations call for bids to privatize state lottery operations hopes an upcoming Assembly committee hearing will open discourse with the governors office on the effect such a contract would have on small businesses.
At least 30,000 people marched through D.F. in rejection of the project to privatize the state oil company PEMEX, one of the legacies of the Mexican Revolution, now a century old ...
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The most recent extension to a deadline for proposals to privatize New Jersey Lottery operations has given an assemblyman time to introduce a bill that would place any bid under the Legislatures scrutiny.
Readers express their opposition to a call to halt inpatient care at VA medical centers and to convert VA beds to housing for homeless veterans.
Is advertising legal? Most people agree that it is an uninvited intrusion into our lives and our minds, an invasion of privacy. But the fact that we can be
The Legislature will not be in session until March, but already the signs point to another battle over whether to privatize South Floridas state prisons.
The State Government is refusing to disclose details of unsolicited bids received by the Office of the Coordinator-General from companies pitching proposals for the privatisation of government assets or other business "opportunities." Nor will it rule out that one of the proposals relates to the privatisation of pathology services.. Early last week the Minister for State Growth, Matthew Groom, told Parliament the Office of the Coordinator-General is currently considering an unsolicited proposal from a company for "medical services" and another for "a software solution for government." Groom was responding to a question by the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Cassie OConnor, about the unsolicited bid by a private tourism developer for the Hunter Street School of Art in Hobart.. "I make no apologies for the fact this Government is open for business and open to ideas," Groom proclaimed.. Is it a private pathology company pitch?. Last week Tasmanian Times revealed that the private pathology company ...
Andrew, none of your counters to my points hold up to scrutiny.. However, I want to take issue with your statement "Trusting our development to governments has never really worked… given the choice between a government leading, following or getting out of the way, I would heavily tend towards the third.". You indicate no qualification or limit on how much you want government to get out of the way. Do you mean we should have no government? That is the logical extreme of your statement. Or do you mean we should have a minimalist government as advocated by the Neocons? This would entail the Fisc (Treasury & Finance), The Courts (& police) and the Military. In other words this is essentially just the coercive apparatus and the means to pay for it.. How much do you want the state to guarantee? Merely that it can maintain a monopoly on violence and uphold criminal and contract law? Or do you want the state to do more than that? If you want the state to do more than that in any way then ipso facto ...
In response to industry reports of an undisclosed contract between the World Bank and the city of Lagos to design and implement a plan to privatize water in Lagos, Corporate Accountability International (CAI) and Environmental Rights Action of Nigeria (ERA) launched a campaign calling on the World Bank to publically disclose the advisory contract with its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). After weeks of pressure from civil society, the World Bank announced the cancellation of the proposed advisory contract. Leading trade publication Global Water Intelligence also published a retraction of its earlier claim that the IFCs contract with Lagos Water Corporation was in effect ...
We have explored changes in the individual probability of a visit to a general practitioner before and after the introduction of a reform involving choice and establishment of more private primary care providers in the Skåne Regional Council. Our findings show that the probability increased in all subgroups, i.e. irrespective of age, gender or income. However, for individuals with a family income above median, in both genders and in both absolute and relative numbers, the increase was most pronounced in the age group 45-64. The effect of interaction between family income above median and choice, i.e. who benefitted most from choice of provider, was highest in the elderly, irrespective of gender. This suggests that improved access to primary care following reform in the Region of Skåne has not been equal in relation to socioeconomic status. The rise in absolute numbers of new visitors was highest in men, 45-64 years of age, 30% higher than women of the same age.. Previous studies have shown an ...
Jan.07 - Thousands of health workers demonstrate in Madrid against the regional governments decision to outsource the management of six hospitals and 27 health centres to private companies. Rough cut (no reporter narration)}
A paper written for Studies in Social Services, Li Bing, Vice Professor, Department of Sociology, Beijing Administrative College, China. Social services are at the forefront of the continued neoliberal transformation of public services and the welfare state in the UK. The paper applies the In Place of Austerity framework to examine the changes in social services. Paper in English and Chinese.. ...
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Saudi Arabia has said it aims toraise around $200 billion in the next several years throughprivatisation programmes in 16 sectors ranging from oil tohealthcare, education, airports and grain milling.
After a week of protests and virtual uprising in the south of Peru, the government has backed down on its plans to privatise the water and electricity in the region.