Tag: economy

Work Versus Leisure

You have to claim, in parallel, the obsessive work against leisure, as is necessary to postulate the distribution of work, an old union practice that, unfortunately, fell into oblivion. Other insistent demands speak of the need to reduce the size of the productive infrastructure, administrative and transportation, and prioritize the local face of the global in a scene marked by sobriety and voluntary simplicity. The first thing affluent societies should consider the desirability of closing or reducing the activity of the military industry, the automobile in aviation and in much of the construction. The millions of workers who lost their jobs should be accommodated through two main channels. If you have read about Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. already – you may have come to the same conclusion. The first one would make the development of activities in areas related to meeting the social and environmental needs, the second would the division of labor in traditional sectors to survive.

Important to emphasize that in this case the reduction of working hours may well be accompanied by wage cuts, provided they were not in favor of corporate profits. At the end of the day, the gain in living standards that would result from work less and enjoy better social services. There would be a cleaner environment and less aggressive than would be added to the derivative of the full assumption of the desirability of consuming less with a consequent reduction of needs as far as revenue is concerned. It is not necessary to add that we are dealing with wage reductions would not affect those who have less. The decrease does not imply, for most people, a deterioration of their living conditions. Rather, it should bring substantial improvements such as those related to the redistribution of resources, creation of new sectors, the preservation of the environment, welfare of future generations, the health of citizens, working conditions or wage growth relational societies in which working time is reduced significantly. And we must start with the certainty that, if not declining voluntary and rationally, we must do so compelled as a result of the sinking, before or after, the economic and social injustice we suffer.

Urban Infrastructure

Important to stand out that in this period of 10 years the city hall already spent R$11,3 Billions, that is, it had surpassed in R$ 100 million the initial debt. This escape of resources brought disastrous consequncias for the municipal administration therefore the other governmental areas removed precious resources of all as: Public health, Education, Transports, Urban Infrastructure, Habitation, etc. All these areas present serious deficiencies in the attendance the population and unhappyly they had had of being neglected by the payment of the public debt with its high interests. Studies of the Secretariat of Finances of the city of So Paulo disclose that only with the change in the financing conditions, as the use of other indices of monetary update as the IPCA (Index of Prices to the Ample Consumer) or of course raised tax SELIC, they would reduce the sum of the debt in some billions of Reals. In the case of the IPCA, kept the same tax of interests of 9% to the year, would have reduction of R$ 19 Billion. Already for tax SELIC, the economy it would arrive the R$ 12 Billion.

The main problem happened of this situation is that it does not have any type of quarrel gone deep on a subject that intervenes directly with the capacity of expenses of the city hall of the city of So Paulo. Per next the 20 years, about 13% to the net revenue the budget the city it will be destined to the payment of this debt and it does not have perceivable movements of the classroom politics to search a solution for this gigantic economic impediment that also affects the majority of the Brazilian cities. As all the problems of economic order that had always affected our country, the joined solution always was to transfer to the future the necessary resolutions for today. With the beginning of a new government always the possibility of quarrel of the complicated subjects resurges more as this of the debt of the cities with the federal government. However, as it can still more reduce already the engaged budget of the Union, it has of if waiting to see if really we will have serious debates and that they bring benefits for the wronged greaters with this situation: The population of the city of So Paulo and for extension, for sharing of the same problems, all the Brazilian population.

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