Wednesday, November 16, 2011

State Bailout Argument -Kingfisher Case

 State Bailout Argument -Kingfisher case:

It is laughable that ,some free market protagonist aggressively pushing the argument of state intervention by bailing out of kingfisher airlines with financial package,like USA bailing out  Banks,financial institutes and auto industry,the corporate can reap the profits and enrich themselves,but instead of bearing the losses on its own,it expect the state to intervene and bail them out at the cost of tax payer money,It sounds ridiculous to push such theory,even if,Kingfisher  services were good,similar demands were also made during Satyam scandal.

How many India Inc. contributing to the concept of social responsibility or cooperating with state responsibilities, ,ironically, it never bothered to donate their profits for social causes,contrastingly,they go for expansion mode,specially ,when they are reaping profits. 

Nationalization Vs Bailing Out ;

Nationalization means  reverse privatization ,state taking over the ownership and assets of private enterprises ,free market protagonist demanding financial support to Kingfisher ,but not nationalization, state should bear their losses,make it profit-making enterprises with out ownership control.its demeaning to bailout private airlines ,when state- controlled Air India,itself facing myriad problems with out any pro-active intervention of the government.
Nationalisation - a success story ;
In year 1969,14 largest banks were nationalised by then Prime Minster late Mrs.Indira Gandhi through bill "Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) "which was passed by Indian parliament, and it received the presidential approval on 9 August 1969,the said move was hailed by late Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan,the nationalised bank played crucial role in Indian Economy through credit delivery, only after liberalisation policy of Late P.V Narsimha Rao in early 1990,private  banks [UTI,HDFC,ICICI ]came into picture.

Bailing out means opening Pandora Box;

Any decision to bailout loss making private sector airlines bound to open Pandora box with similar demands from other sectors,such bailout at the cost of tax payer money is mockery of socialism,which is basic structure of the constitution.The common people are aware ,India still a socialist economy,still the word 'socialism' still exists in the preamble,the nationalisation is better option than bailout .  

Double Standards of corporate India;
The corporate giants in the recent Confederation of Indian Industry  conclave was highly critical of UPA-II deadlock over liberalisation policy,warned that any slowing down will hurt investment climate and on the other hand,some free market policy experts are pushing the argument of bailout loss- making private sector unit.This is some thing,which is beyond the comprehension of common man.

State Intervention in the Crucial sectors : 

There is growing demand in India for nationalisation of precious natural resources or national wealth  like mining for proper and optimum utilization for national building.
The protogonist for Occupy Wall Street advocates the policy of state intervention in crucial sectors to do justice to the  commoners ,who are at receiving end in the world economic crises.  

The world is witnessing crucial changes due to "World Economic Crises",there is a visible change in the people's perceptions and beliefs,due to various factors like debt crises and rising unemployment in the world.
The people are preferring job security than corporate's heavy pay package,the government job looks attractive career option,when compared to un-secured or unpredictable private sector jobs.
The concept of reverse -privatsation looks attractive option and only viable alternative at this juncture. 


References:
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_in_India
  2. http://www.equitymaster.com/5MinWrapUp/detail.asp?date=11/16/2011&story=4&title=Bailout-vs-bankruptcy--Which-one-is-better 
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