Development

Not just redistributing income: eliminating concentration and securing decisional sovereignty.

Non-central countries emerge from a hard past that molds the present and projects onto the possible future. Are we doomed to proceed in the path we are running or would it be possible to choose other courses that may allow us to reach more equity and decisional sovereignty? Is it enough to concentrate in redistributing income without addressing how to remove what sustains the concentration process of wealth and decisions?

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Democratize the economy

It is possible to democratize the economy provided that we can advance over what sustains the concentrating process. Deep-rooted changes are needed even though some specific measures can be adopted to open spaces for a fairer productive inclusion; among others, establish negotiating spaces to enhance the distribution of results within value chains and reinforce entities to provide financial and technical assistance to popular-base ventures (those that already exist and new ones that use modalities of shared ownership).

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Transforming breezes

No matter how much it is tried the social dynamic, clarification, and understanding cannot be frozen. In the middle of setbacks and submissions, the determination to stop abuse, to stand up overcoming the huge uneasiness, emerge. Transforming breezes reappear; they are worth encouraging and protecting.

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The problem is not robotization but who appropriates its results

Some present robotization as the conflict of the future: workers versus machines; grotesque mistake or deliberate attempt to divert the gaze away from the struggle of interests that is produced with robotization. Robotization can and must be better channeled (for example, by providing for the generation of other jobs to replace those that are eliminated by it), but it is not, by itself, a deplorable fact. What is deplorable is the appropriation of the extraordinary profits robotization generates by a handful of large corporations and not by the societies which, in one way or the other, make it possible for the labor, commercial, scientific and technological development that sustains robotization.

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What lies behind the fiscal deficit?

Tough interest struggles are hidden behind a fiscal deficit. The concealment is propelled as many of the interests at stake cannot be openly defended, privileges or advantages for a few and scorn or prejudice for population majorities. An opaque veil makes it harder to recognize how decisions are made regarding the composition of public spending, the State income structure, and the way to finance the fiscal deficit. The impact is hidden and the opportunity cost of each of these critical decisions is whisked away. In captured democracies that is one of the ways in which the imposition of flagrant inequities is accomplished.

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