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21. ožujka 2008

Nezaposlenost na 80%

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Razmišljao sam koji naslov da stavim, postojeći ili nešto u stilu “Velika Depresija je bila lunapark.” Ovo je podatak o nezaposlenosti u Zimbabveu. Koliko je precizan je sasvim nebitno. Za vrijeme VD nezaposlenost u Americi je dostigla 25% i stanje znamo kakvo je bilo. Sa situacijom gorom od te u Zimbabveu i godišnjom inflacijom od 150,000%, standard života je efektivno gori nego u kamenom dobu. Zanimljiv je podatak da je u Zimbabveu potrebno 96 dana za otvoriti poduzeće, a u Hrvatskoj “samo” oko upola manje. 45 po podacima Svjetske Banke. To “samo” je zapravo mala razlika…trebala bi biti veća. Ako u najrazvijenijim poduzetničkim zemljama zapada treba između 2-5 dana, u Hrvatskoj bi cilj trebao biti 15tak. Ali, Hitrorez je u kanti izgleda.

Iz današnjeg WSJ, predsjednički kandidat u Zimbabveu, Morgan Tsvangirai, piše o stanju u zemlji. Vrijedi pročitati.

Freedom for Zimbabwe

By MORGAN TSVANGIRAI
March 21, 2008; Page A13

As the March 29 election in Zimbabwe approaches, the cards are clearly stacked in favor of President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party. Draconian legislation has curtailed freedom of expression and association. Daily, the representatives of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the political party that I lead, are harassed, tortured, imprisoned without trial and even killed.

Economic mismanagement by Mr. Mugabe’s government is an even more serious problem. Zimbabwe’s inflation and unemployment rates are 150,000% and 80% respectively. Infrastructure is crumbling, and education and health-care systems have collapsed. Life expectancy is now among the lowest in the world, having declined, since 1994, to 34 years from 57 years for women, and to 37 years from 54 for men. Some four million of my fellow citizens have fled the country, taking with them both human and financial capital.

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