Transparency 38: Corruption 2013
On July 2013 the organization Tranparency International has published the results of the “Global barometer of corruption 2013”.
from which we can comment the following:
(1) 55% of citizens from 107 countries consider that the state intervene excessively in economy, reaching 49% of gross domestic product in EU and that interventionism increases the public expenditure and the corruption possibility.
(2) 75% of citizens consider that the corruption has increased in last years and indicates a rise of public agreement between 10 and 20% due to corruption.
(3) Most people tolerate corruption while receive something from him in form of subventions, agreements or Jobs.
Another institution, the World Bank, informs that corruption can affect the 0,5% of gross domestic product of a country and in the case of OCDE countries can reach the 2%.
From Transparency of Veterinaria Digital we consider that this numbers are not enough if we have into account the collateral consequences of corruption in terms of inhibition of investment in production and investigation. These inhibitions are not counted but in a long term produce economic desolation of the countries by looses of markets and competitiveness of customers of new not investigated technologies. Thus, an unjustified state intervention in pharmacologic production or vaccines as well as to be a possible corruption source, can produce an absence of investment in their production and the absence of investigation of new drugs with the consequent looses for livestock industries.
It is very dangerous think that we can go out from the crisis derived from corruption with public money because this money would be destined to maintenance of “status quo” of unnecessary activities. Neither we can go out with demonstrations of “false indignation” when a lot of them are receiving public money by political clientelism. These solutions can lead to bankruptcy the main economic institutions from the state (public insurance and pension fund), financial entities involved in public debt, companies that state owe money or the families impoverished by taxes and lack of work.
The reduction of state interventionism, maintaining basic services as health, education and security to give the same opportunities to all citizens, the deregulation of measures that are source of corruption (that we denounced in Transparency lots of times in health, livestock industry and human health) and the depuration of economic responsibilities and penal against responsibles of this situation are necessary to return the reliable of investors and investigators.