The Labor Party advocates increasing state ownership and state control. I mean a bad idea.
In an interview at E24 Warned NHO Director Ole-Erik Almlid not to have more national ownership. He believes that the Labour Party has a business policy approach that it has not seen for a long time. We have already seen this in the plans to sell Hydro and the Labor Party.
Labor Party In many suggestions, it means that I pursue a passive industrial policy. They themselves believe in advocating a proactive and strategic industrial policy. Pursuing an active and strategic industrial policy sounds good. Who will not show strategy and enthusiasm? However, when the party is full of praise for such praise, there is reason to look more closely at the specific content.
first of all Specifically, it is not clear that the Labor Party wants more of the country. What does it mean when the party wants the state to allow the establishment or purchase of companies of great strategic importance to Norway? Why do they do this? It sounds tempting, but for some actors, it may be more strategically interesting than Norway and the entire community. Does it not only involve loose ideas about investing in hydrogen, minerals, or the healthcare industry? After hearing that Aker Solutions could be sold abroad, the Red and Green Party transferred the country to the then Aker Holding in 2007. The bottom line today is that the state has lost billions of dollars in investment. These are community funds that could have been used in other ways.
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Merchant Having a headquarters in Norway, where research, technology development and strategic decision-making capabilities are important is already the state existing Oslo Børs owns some of the largest companies.Does this mean that the Labour Party wants to participate more Today’s large stock market locomotive? If so, which one? I want a specific answer.
Terje Aasland, spokesperson for APS business policy, It was previously stated in the DN The state should “have stronger ownership in areas where the state must ensure control on behalf of the community, such as Statkraft, which manages hydropower resources, or Vinmonopolet, an important alcohol policy tool.” what does that mean? The state already has Statkraft and Vinmonopolet.which one new Does the Labor Party believe that it is vital that companies represent the country to ensure control of the community?
Stanton, That is, politicians and bureaucrats, under constantly changing circumstances, have limited ability to manage and develop companies in the international market. The business community has the best knowledge and skills to conduct business. Politicians cannot decide which companies will succeed in the national budget. However, the authorities can enable competitive Norwegian companies and industries to seize opportunities they are willing to invest in.
State ownership It is a tool, but other tools are usually better. For example, the state does not need to own all Norwegian property to ensure public use. Supervision is sufficient. The Labour Party took this insight and called it passive industrial policy.
I agree with Almrid When he said that the country must pursue politics. Do not open a shop. Then it might actually go wrong, and there are a few examples. When Trond Giske, the current Minister of Trade and Industry (Trond Giske) tried to sell Telenor’s board of directors and chairman Harald Norvik for the sales process in 2011-2012, this caused a huge bridal baptism, and the chairman of the board finally expressed his gratitude to himself . Such interference may mean requiring the recruitment of the most qualified board members in state-owned companies, which is also detrimental to employees. What the Labor Party really wants is to concentrate investment decisions in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats in Oslo.
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According to Støre Yes Enhanced state ownership is a tool for job creation In new markets, and ensure that those with technical risks have access to long-term funding. The use of resources by the government requires money, which means higher taxes on jobs and workers. At the same time, the Labor Party wants the state to run more businesses. Therefore, the state must collect more money from private individuals and use this money to enter the private sector as investors and competitors. Will there be more value creation?
The company in the state today Yes Part owner In many cases, the previous state is Heleier. Among these companies, the country led by former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg actively sold its shares. The Labour Party, led by the prime minister-designate Jonas Gahr Støre, will take the opposite approach.They want to buy a company like this Yes private. Private supercapitalists always want to sell shares for a reason. When both customers and private owners leave the market, the state rarely enters the market as an owner. This usually means delaying the problem and reducing value creation in Norway. With the support of a government led by the Labor Party, more national co-ownership can quickly become a guarantee to delay restructuring or continue unprofitable production. No one has benefited from the repeated failed attempts to construct state-owned industries in the 1970s and 1980s.Coronary artery pandemic will not change this