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This is a topic that makes me uneasy when it comes to Portugal. The word is Reform for sure.

But the problem here is that needed reforms of institutions and processes, namely slow justice, unnecessary bureaucracy and most important a reform of a certain way of thinking the "public cause", namely what is public being regarded as belonging to nobody instead of belonging to all of us.

This becomes easily entangled with the reforms of social security or labour laws, for example.

One can not voice his opposition against "reform" without risking throwing away the proverbial baby with the bath water... The much needed reforms.

by Torres on Mon Oct 2nd, 2006 at 01:19:55 PM EST

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