Capitalism, Ethics and the Public Service in the Modern Era

2844 Words Apr 14th, 2008 12 Pages
Canadian public administration in a capitalist world has changed dramatically from its beginnings many years ago. The expectations of public management and public managers in the new millennium are more diverse than ever before. Important issues such as regulatory reform, public sector budgeting, human resources management, strategic policymaking, ethics and corruption are taking a front line. The concepts of rational administration, accountability, planning, control, budgeting and financial management are major factors in the future of Canada and some believe privatization of the government’s delivery of services will improve these crucial aspects of government. Some public service organizations have already attempted to make …show more content…
Some feel the privatization of health care is only aggravating the worldwide health care crisis. Throughout the world, monopoly capital is taking over vital areas of public sector and social services to exploit people under the cover of state-sanctioned policies. Many feel that this has further deprived the already impoverished peoples of the third world of even the most basic health services. At the same time, it is robbing millions of health workers of their income and pushing them into unemployment, forcing them to compromise their commitment to serve the people. I feel the privatization of health care is nothing but a scheme of imperialist globalization to wreak havoc against the world as a whole. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is deeply opposed to the privatization of the delivery of every aspect of health care services. The CNFU believe that health care is not just another simple consumer product to be bought or sold. Their website declares that “The Canadian healthcare system provides a source of pride, equality, compassion and national identity for Canadians.” The CNFU believes that the privatization of Canada’s world class health care would have many repercussions. Firstly, and most importantly would be a decrease in the quality of health care. Secondly, increased spending on health care under privatization would be inevitable as privatization will not reduce health care
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