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The quantity of money increased by 35% above inflation

Monetary expansion to finance the fiscal deficit in 2020 caused money held by the people to rise well above inflation. With the economy in decline, this generates strong inflationary pressures. In this context, price and wage agreements are merely good intentions, if the public sector is not reformed comprehensively. (more…)

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Pension revenues cover only 80% of pensions spending

Economic instability is strongly associated with the fiscal deficit. The main source of fiscal deficit is the pension system disequilibrium. In 2020, the pension deficit kept on increasing, a trend that will accelerate with the new indexation formula. This fact increases the urgency of addressing the pension system imbalances. (more…)

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Investment must be increased to reduce poverty

The value of the Poverty Line has been growing above the formal wage in the economy. Under these conditions, even if welfare plans are massively deployed, poverty will keep high and growing. An unprecedented boost of investment in the economy is needed to reverse this process. (more…)

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Keeping school closed deepens inequality

Official data show that students in public schools learn less, live in more overcrowded houses and have fewer computers. In this context, keeping schools closed may contain the contagion, but it will deepen the educational inequality since it hits the poorest children and youngsters hardest. (more…)

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A single national health system is not the solution

There is no doubt that the health system needs to be reformed. But the direction is not to a single national health system. The reason is that the competencies in health belong to the provinces. For this reason, the most direct way to improve the health system’s efficiency and equity is to tend towards decentralization. (more…)

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2 out of 3 retirees made no contribution or is earning double benefits

The Vice-President, who is already in retirement, was granted a pension by the Judiciary as a former president’s widow. Having benefits without contributions and doubling benefits is not an exception but the rule in the pension system. Making the system sustainable and equitable requires changing these regulations. (more…)

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Social welfare cannot reduce extreme poverty

Official data indicate that inequality is increasing. This is despite of the enormous welfare deployment. The reason is that social welfare cannot compensate for job losses. Furthermore, social welfare administration needs high management capacity, which is the main scarcity in Argentina’s public sector.  (more…)

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Changing the indexation rule does not solve the pensions disorder

Pension expenditure is growing steadily due to aging and poor pension policies. Changes in the indexation rule do not solve this problem. What is needed is a comprehensive reform of the pension rules in order to give them sustainability with more equity. (more…)

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Nation and CABA conflict shows that co-participation must be scrapped

The conflict between the federal government and CABA exposes the co-participation’s exhaustion. Instead of insisting on a new co-participation law, taxing powers must be returned to the provinces. For the Northern areas, a convergence fund should be rolled out to accelerate their social development. (more…)

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Death of 4 to 6 children per day could be avoided

Under-five mortality in Argentina is higher than in Chile and Uruguay. The close to being approved by Congress “1,000 Days Plan” will not solve this deficiency. This Plan will deepen the chaotic overlapping of actions between the federal and the provincial jurisdiction. A public sector modernization is needed instead.  (more…)

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