Nikad dosta “privatizacije”

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U New Mexicu se nalazi Spaceport America – prvi aerodrom za privatne, komercijalne letove u svemir i stoga jedan začetak nove industrije. Novo izabrana Guvernerka Susana Martinez namjerava privatizirati projekt. Članak iz NYT.


In her first two months in office, Gov. Susana Martinez removed the Spaceport’s supervising board, pushed out its executive director and began a review of the project’s finances, saying the Spaceport needed more robust private investment.

Ms. Martinez, a Republican, was elected on a promise of paring government, and the state’s revenue windfall is long gone. The governor has since made a point of stating her support for the project, and this month she appointed a new board, including three former members and Sid Gutierrez, a former astronaut. But she has also vowed to privatize the Spaceport, saying taxpayers have already paid their fair share.

“We want to be a leader in space exploration, but we want to do it within our budget.”

A local hair stylist, Susan Kopet … “I pay taxes on it, but I don’t have the money to go up in space,” Ms. Kopet said. “I can think of a lot better ways to spend millions of dollars.”

D. Kent Evans, a supporter of Ms. Martinez, … “I just want it to be successful,” Mr. Evans said. “I tell people this is going to be one of the best decisions they ever made.”

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Zašto je u New Mexicu samo prodaja rješenje? Zašto New Mexico ne može gospodariti svojim zemljištem, tvrtkama, hotelima? Zašto se odlučuje za prodaju takve jedne industrije u nastajanju, sa ogromnim potencijalom za zapošljavanje i razvoj? Zašto bi se privatnim investitorima isplatilo upravljati, a ne državi New Mexico?

Zašto glasači u New Mexicu dopuštaju da im se nudi bolja budućnost, sa novim radnim mjestima, kada privatiziraju Spaceport?

Ne dajte da vam kažu kako će biti bolje sa privatizacijom HŽ, CO ili Podravke, tog obiteljskog srebra.

Ironična pitanja, naravno. Ali mislim da govore puno o shvaćanju razvojne uloge i svrhe privatizacije na jednoj strani, i poreznog novca na drugoj u Hrvatskoj nasuprot jedne zrele demokracije. Zar smo baš toliko nezreli kao porezni obveznici, glasači? Nije problem u privatizaciji, već zrelosti razmišljanja o privatizaciji. Kad ćemo već jednom pobjeći od tih cliché ideja i stavova o privatizaciji?

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” –  John Maynard Keynes

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