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PAC

Q: Quais serão os impactos do PAC na economia brasileira?

R: Dou minha vida se alguém me responder isto com fundamentação científica.

Q: E sem a fundamentação?

R: É barato, quase de graça. Abra os jornais (ou visite alguns blogs).

Claudio

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Bela Balassa, Batman.

For Russia, Égert (2005) estimates the contribution of the Balassa Samuelson effect to average CPI inflation at 1.1% for 1996-2001. Productivity gains by sector and relative price developments in Russia are reported in Figure 14 (on an annual basis). As expected, productivity gains are much higher in industry, agriculture and construction than in services, and prices increased more rapidly in the non-tradable sector than in the tradable ones. The inflation differential, however, appears to be limited, which would suggest a modest Balassa-Samuelson effect on overall inflation and would tend to confirm the order of magnitude found by Égert.”

Claudio

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Reforma gerencial: Korea’s style

Deu aqui.

The government feels state-run companies do not provide their outside directors with enough information on their management and other related decision-making processes. It has decided to take action.
The Ministry of Planning announced yesterday that it would create a new department that would monitor activities of state-run firms. Its findings would reach outside directors across those companies, and the new department would evaluate whether those directors make sufficient contributions in their roles to provide checks on the management.
The ministry explained that outside directors simply do not have enough information on their hands to know the ins and outs of their companies, keeping them from carrying out their responsibilities in full.
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The ministry’s role would not be limited to simply handing over information to outside directors. It would also evaluate those directors on their participation in board meetings, their attendance, how often they offer suggestions and their general contribution to the state-run firms. The ministry reserves the right to dismiss those it deems unqualified for the position.

Claudio

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China

Exemplo chinês aos nacional-desenvolvimentistas-…

…social-democratas-socialistas-bolivarianos…brasileiros.

Aprendam direitinho com o titio:

The Chinese authorities make it both easy and hard to get a license. Easy, because if you already have a foreign license, you don’t have to take the practical test and also (and this is a BIG easy) they don’t make you take the theory test in Chinese.

Hard, because some of the questions you have to be able to answer do not come out of any highway code book I had ever come across before I bought my copy of “Road Traffic Safety Rules and Regulations and Related Knowledge, Exam Reference Material” for about $20.

Take question 10.15, for example. “What should a driver do when he needs to spit while driving?

A. Spit through the window.

B. Spit into a piece of waste paper, then put it into a garbage can.

C. Spit on the floor of the vehicle.

It may well be that Chinese drivers are all perfectly aware that the correct answer is B, but you wouldn’t know it to drive around Beijing. Option A is definitely the preferred solution.

Agora volta para casa e faz uma ONG para fazer “lobby” por uma regra clara sobre as cusparadas que você quer dar nas vias públicas. Não se esqueça, para ter seu projeto aprovado, de citar: afro-descendentes, mulheres, adolescentes, crianças, idosos, direitos humanos e, claro, termine com “outro mundo é possível”.

Outro mundo é possível mesmo. Um com seus cuspes em lei. Ou, o que dá na mesma neste caso, seus cuspes na lei.

Claudio
p.s. não deixa de ser divertido, não é? 🙂

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Precisa dizer mais?

“A inscrição para um brasileiro participar do Fórum Social Mundial do Quênia custou US$ 28; os africanos pagaram US$ 7. Desde o primeiro dia do encontro (20), houve reclamações contra o preço das inscrições, especialmente de um grupo de movimentos sociais quenianos.”

É isso mesmo. Uma verdadeira fortuna. Entretanto, segundo Odur Ongwen, do Instituto de Informações sobre Negociações Comerciais, as pessoas “reclamam do preço, mas se não cobrássemos, não haveria fórum social”. Ele completa dizendo ainda que “não é todo país que tem governos como Brasil e Venezuela”. Concordo. Nosso governo é uma mãe, uma mamãezona.

Dica do Rabiscos.

Claudio

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