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Was Roberto Campos right?

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Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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Was Roberto Campos right?

"Brazil doe not have the slightest risk of succeeding". This phrase by Roberto Campo, minister of several Brazilian governments in the 20th century, sums up the harsh reality.

* Brazilian GDP has been declining systematically in relation to the world
* Unemployment is among the highest on the planet
* Per capita income is in the underdeveloped platoon
* Our energy is the most expensive among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)

Instead of being aware of this situation and trying to find out what needs to be changed, the prevailing trend is: keep everything as it is.

We are persistent losers as a country, but there is a privileged caste employed in the public sector (executive, legislative and judiciary) and a list of public sector suppliers that are in fact protected from competition.

Why then change?


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