Transparency 36: Corruptio optimi, pessima.
In fact there is nothing worse than the corruption of the best. For the analysis, as cited in Transparency, Tucidides (1); Marcus Tullius Cicero (2); Sextus Afranius Burrus y Lucius Annaeus Seneca (3) Juan de Mariana y Francisco de Quevedo (19) Los anillos de Giges de Platon (33) we add the analysis by JM Bergoglio on corruption in his book “corruption and sin” published in 2005.
According Bergoglio the main features of the corrupt are six
1. The corrupt makes a face like I did not.
2. In any critique the corrupt disqualifies the person.
3. The corrupt is erected judge in others.
4. The corrupt knows no friendship, but rather the complicity.
5. The corrupt feels a winner
6. The corrupt lose hope.
Consequently, corruption spreads, is expressed in an atmosphere of triumphalism and finally leads to lose, socially, modesty that guards the truth.
Applying this analysis, together with previous, the following data will know why, the southern European countries are in crisis of the public, although at first was attempted to falsely attribute the crisis to the private sector, and these are some consequences of widespread corruption in a country whose name I don’t want remember:
(a) The official list of personnel working for the government is of 2.63 million employees but Labour Force survey indicates that public administrations have 3.04 million employees. This means there are 410,000 employees, mostly in public entities and of these, only 1.5% are a career official.
(b) Also at the municipal level there are 30,000 existing employees who are not public summary reports (that is to say 600 per province).
(c) There are even “placed” in international organizations, UN and related agencies, which charge high salaries tax free.
(d) If we analyze the structure of expenditure of these public entities we will conclude that spend between 40 to 60% to pay salaries.
This would classify as inefficient entities (those who use more than 20% of its resources to pay salaries).
(e) If we analyze the concepts of taxation and allowances approved for public employees and politicians we see that they include parking at airports, train or car travel, gifts, lunches, phone bills, hospitality, travel and even private jets and unspecified expenses incurred by the activity. This is a comparative offense.
(f) The 23% of pensioners, many from the public sector, has an income above the average wage section of active workers.
Focusing the foregoing in the veterinary sector, from Veterinary Digital, we have identified the need to reform or abolish the Spanish Agency of Medicines and consider that in a not too distant future, before reform or suppress it, this entity should be analyzed, taking into account the Bergoglio concepts, the summary of employees and their functions, the percentage of income spent on wages, “placed” in international organizations (if any), and the relationship between public office and after passing the provision of services in the industry or sector employers.