Thursday, May 11, 2017

How A Referendum Would Deepen Our Democracy

There are some issues that are really fundamental to our well-being and these are better addressed in a referendum. Especially when they are not discussed in manifestoes and electoral campaigns. Here are four.

1. Tax policy can break an economy and send a country to the dogs. Which is what the Sithanen flat tax has done. And that too without asking us for our permission. 

2. Currency policy. Only morons believe that competitive depreciation is Tiger stuff. Plus it matters a whole lot who call the shots at the BoM. For example in 2010 we were told that Manou was coming back. We didn't know depreciation-obsessed Basant Roi would after 2014.

3. Party lists are the equivalent of an English Premier League without red cards. We don't want them.

4. Privatisation of any part of our public utilities or other national assets. A government that wants to sell the CWA or saddle it with a management contract because it doesn't like its hotline is a good-for-nothing government.


akagugo said...

Create jobs, he says.
Enough, I say.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Same old crap. Save a few words here and there.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

We should add the full legalisation of abortion in the list.

akagugo said...

What about the State's fossilised position on cannabis? See, there is evidence that its oil is actually doing wonders in desperate cases. And in fact, most countries are actually following Amsterdam's footsteps on the matter...