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By Richard Harrison STENDRA FOR SALE, The Father of the Nation, Hon. George C. Price, STENDRA price, coupon, always preached that Belize should implement a “MIXED ECONOMY”…..but how many understand what he meant.

The National Constitution, our supreme law, prescribes that the people of Belize “respect the principles of social justice and therefore believe that the operation of the economic system must result in the material resources of the community being so distributed as to sub serve the common good, STENDRA long term, that there should be adequate means of livelihood for all, that labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity to operate in inhumane conditions but that there should be opportunity for advancement on the basis of recognition of merit, STENDRA photos, ability and integrity, that equal protection should be given to children regardless of their social status, and that a just system should be ensured to provide for education and health on the basis of equality”.

It also prescribes, buy cheap STENDRA, among other things, that we should “recognise that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and upon the rule of law; require policies of state which protect and safeguard the unity, STENDRA from mexico, freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Belize; which eliminate economic and social privilege and disparity among the citizens of Belize whether by race, ethnicity, colour, rx free STENDRA, creed, disability or sex; which ensures gender equality; which protect the rights and opinions of the individual to life, Taking STENDRA, liberty, basic education, basic health, the right to vote in elections, STENDRA recreational, the right to work and the pursuit of happiness; which protect the identity of one individual, dignity and social and cultural values of Belizeans, STENDRA from canada, including Belize’s indigenous peoples; which preserve the right of the individual to the ownership of private property and the right to operate private businesses; which prohibit the exploitation of man by man or by the state; which ensure a just system of social security and welfare; which protect the environment; which promote international peace, security and co-operation among nations, the establishment of a just and equitable international economic and social order in the world with respect for international law and treaty obligations in the dealings among nations”.

“There is not one single definition for a mixed economy, but the definitions always involve a degree of private economic freedom mixed with a degree of government regulation of markets, STENDRA FOR SALE. The relative strength or weakness of each component in the national economy can vary greatly between countries, STENDRA pics. Economies ranging from the United States to Cuba have been termed mixed economies. The term is also used to describe the economies of countries which are referred to as welfare states, STENDRA trusted pharmacy reviews, such as the Nordic countries. Governments in mixed economies often provide environmental protection, maintenance of employment standards, a standardized welfare system, purchase STENDRA for sale, and maintenance of competition.

As an economic ideal, mixed economies are supported by people of various political persuasions, Cheap STENDRA no rx, typically centre-left and centre-right, such as social democrats or Christian democrats. Supporters view mixed economies as a compromise between state socialism and free-market capitalism that is superior in net effect to either of those.” STENDRA FOR SALE, ~ Wikipedia

The mixed economy of Mr. Price gave us the citrus, sugar and banana industries, STENDRA interactions, the credit unions, the church-state partnership for education, STENDRA images, social security, countrywide roads and utilities, land reform as the primary and immediate equalizer/distributor of wealth, and many other small production industries from flour, my STENDRA experience, milk, honey and processed meats to rum, Buy STENDRA without a prescription, beer, tobacco, corrugated metal roofing, nails and brake pads, STENDRA results. It did not give us mass tourism, casinos, Online buying STENDRA hcl, offshore gambling nor such “service” industries, yet it did give us commercial banks and insurance companies to provide essential services under a highly regulated framework.

Some have argued that Belize has pursued an extreme neo-liberalism….perhaps since 1984….but certainly after 1998….and that this philosophy drives the economic thinking of both major political parties that have controlled government since then. There is even talk of a PUDP….suggesting that the PUP and UDP-led governments are one and the same in terms of economic philosophy, STENDRA without prescription.

“Neoliberalism is a political philosophy whose advocates support economic liberalizations, free trade and open markets, privatization, deregulation, and enhancing the role of the private sector in modern society.

Neoliberalism was an economic philosophy that emerged among European liberal scholars in the 1930s attempting to trace a so-called ‘Third’ or ‘Middle Way’ between the conflicting philosophies of classical liberalism and collectivist central planning, STENDRA FOR SALE. The impetus for this development arose from a desire to avoid repeating the economic failures of the early 1930s which conventional wisdom of the time tended to blame on unfettered capitalism. In the decades that followed, STENDRA treatment, neoliberal theory tended to be at variance with the more laissez-faire doctrine of classical liberalism and promoted instead a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the social market economy.

In the 1960s, usage of the term "neoliberal" heavily declined. When the term was reintroduced in the 1980s in connection with Augusto Pinochet’s regime in Chile, buy no prescription STENDRA online, the usage of the term had shifted. It had not only become a term with negative connotations employed principally by critics of market reform, Order STENDRA no prescription, but it also had shifted in meaning from a moderate form of liberalism to a more radical and laissez-faire capitalist set of ideas. STENDRA FOR SALE, Scholars now tended to associate it with the theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. Once the new meaning of neoliberalism was established as a common usage among Spanish-speaking scholars, it diffused directly into the English-language study of political economy. The term "neoliberal" is now used mainly by those who are critical of legislative initiatives that push for free trade, where can i cheapest STENDRA online, deregulation, enhanced privatization, STENDRA australia, uk, us, usa, and an overall reduction in government control of the economy” ~ Wikipedia

An analysis of our government’s positions regarding important paradigms can help us to understand who we truly are. Since we cannot analyze all paradigms in this short space, let us take a look at two important sectors: Utilities and Retail Sector


Telecommunications, water and power utilities were first established, buy cheap STENDRA, owned and operated by the Government of Belize as public enterprises. They were later pushed a little further away from government via statutory bodies with independent Boards that provided oversight. In the 1980’s, a wave of privatization started, which resulted in all three utilities ending up in majority private hands, with rules limiting shares by any one individual/entity to 25%, STENDRA FOR SALE. No prescription STENDRA online, These rules were later adjusted to remove this limitation, so that one person/entity could own ALL of a utility company. Not only that, but such persons were now allowed to operate all different forms of companies and trusts, discount STENDRA, such that ONE person could create a convolution of ownership rights and responsibilities….such that rights far over exceeded responsibilities. More recently, STENDRA from mexico, the government has (or is in the process of) reacquired all three, having full control….with compensation for ownership still pending.

Thus, Belize’s approach to utilities can be said to have swung from mixed economy, STENDRA without a prescription, to neo-liberal extremism, to communist-style appropriation….highly volatile swings that increase the perceived risks associated with all kinds of investments in Belize. STENDRA FOR SALE, The government does not need to own these enterprises. Purchase STENDRA for sale, One does not need to own 100% shares to have a very influential say in what happens in a company. Depending on the structure of the shares, one can control a company with 35%, or less, low dose STENDRA, of shares. A government does not have to have any shares to control a company….because it controls the laws that control the company. STENDRA trusted pharmacy reviews, So, if it really wanted to….it could exercise influence over any company within its jurisdiction, by writing the laws that govern such a company…and then strictly enforcing those laws…including, but not limited to, STENDRA natural, the accounting practices that determine declared profits and taxes due.


The retail sector in Belize has always been privately owned….even if some areas are highly regulated, such as insurance, banking, fuel distributors, bus transport, STENDRA FOR SALE. The government decided to make “trade licenses” accrue to local governments in the district cities and towns, Generic STENDRA, most of which are cash strapped….so the more trade licenses they sell, the more revenues they collect. At the same time, the government started selling citizenship, STENDRA street price, permanent residency status, visas and work permits; a program which shifted from over-the-counter to under-the-counter and which has resulted in many different peoples coming to Belize, STENDRA dangers, initially under the pretext of investing in new industries and creating jobs for our people but the seed fell far from the tree. Now we have a proliferation of retail establishments at scales that have forced traditional Belizean-owned retail outlets to close down. We do not have ONE new industry to show. STENDRA FOR SALE, Unemployment among Belizeans that have been here for over 20 years is over 20%, and their children are on the fringes of society, but a small number of passport, permanent residency and visa traders don’t have to work for another day in their lives. They drive around like they are the smartest and cutest little things after “Dora the Explorer”, order STENDRA from United States pharmacy.

Thus, for this sector, About STENDRA, Belize can be said to have moved from mixed economy, to neo-liberal extremism….and heading further that way. However, this has nothing to do with neo-liberal philosophy….it has to do with greed that started in the mind of the “internationalists” become “opportunists” because this proliferation is directly linked to the lucrative human trafficking “service” industry trade, where can i buy STENDRA online.

Belize needs to consider bringing some order to the retail sector through regulatory oversight because pressure in the grocery retail sector is forcing movement to food service, hardware, bakery, beauty and cosmetics, bars, casino and motels….get the drift. To do this, it has to clean up its immigration laws, policies and practices to bring these operations out of the dark underground caverns and allow immigration to take place in a highly regulated market, above-the-counter, STENDRA FOR SALE.

One can go on to analyze the various sectors that make up the Belize economy and what you will find is that from sector to sector, there are different tendencies towards neo-liberalism…towards communism…and everything in between….depending on which sector you are observing. What can be observed is that the sectors have been developed along the lines of special interests, with the same “opinion” leadership staying in place for very long periods….and the driving philosophy of that special interest is what drives the sector.

Belize needs, as a nation….to consider the Father of the Nation’s advice regarding our economic pursuits….to follow the prescription of our National Constitution….with a view to moving all our economic planning, structures, laws, policies and institutions towards the guiding principles of an economic philosophy relevant to our times.

Neither unbridled neo-liberal capitalism nor communism/socialism have proven to be better than the mixed economy for small states such as Belize. With this guiding philosophy in place there will be greater stability and predictability of our thoughts, decisions and actions….lower perception of risks…and higher economic returns, better social outcomes, more momentum, with all of us moving in the same direction.

Armed with such unity of purpose...nothing…no one…will be able to stop us from becoming the “bread basket of the Caribbean”, from being the “the bridge between Central America and the Caribbean”, from becoming the “little Switzerland of the Americas”....from achieving our aspirations as a nation.


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  1. Ricky Malthus said on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 23:22

    The political, legal, and economic status quo in Belize is untenable and shall remain thus no matter how we choose to define and redefine it. The recent immigrants including the Mennonites, the Chinese, the Middle Easterners, and the Americans and Europeans are controlling and will control the economics and thus the politics of Belize. My fellow Belizeans, unless we make a conscious, reasoned decision to change how we govern ourselves, we will continue to invite economic and political catastrophes on ourselves. Although most of us are well mannered and have good intentions towards our fellow man, we are on the losing side of the economic equation because we don’t have the purchasing power like the abovementioned immigrants. You don’t believe this statement? Then try obtaining a loan using your $5 million collateral to invest in a cane farming, citrus, or the fishing industry or tourism. The banks assert that they have hundreds of millions of dollars of loanable funds but no takers. Is this an hyperbole in the superlative or are Belizeans just not qualified to invest rationally pursuant to the banks’ thinking? Why can’t Belizeans obtain funds to invest?

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