Public or private?Redacción
Carmen P Flores. Journalist.
It is usually cyclical, every so often, particularly in periods of economic crisis ? to talk about public and private, advantages and disadvantages of one another. For some public is better, however, for others, private is excellent. Now, with the new political times this discussion returns to the information arena. There are opinions are for all tastes, and do not always coincide. It is no longer an ideological issue; it is a matter of efficiency and validity.
The relationship between private and public can be established in a new way according to the dynamics of society. In industrialized and urbanized societies, unlike what happened in simple societies, where the two terms are seen in contrast to each other. The public-private relationship is characterised today as unbalanced by a strong inclination towards private and disinterest in what belongs to all of us. Finding the balance and coexistence of public and private, in the formulas already in use, is possible in a modern society that seeks the best quality services. The management of public services by private companies is not a new model and, except some cases, the results have been good or very good. The various administrations have opted for the form of public ownership, private management. Good economic performance and management efficiency. This has been made possible by more than "bad management" of the executives of the public services, where militants of the governing parties have been put in charge of the services, resulting in oversized workforces and low profitability at work, so, now the privatisation of management has arrived, without incurring increased cost.