Franchise Government

If only we can franchise the management of government to competent and proven managers. This together with an owner’s manual as to how government should work. Some may say it is best to just outsource management. Either way, it’s all about sourcing competence and integrity. So, out of the 107 million Filipino’s, we cannot source any competence and integrity? But what of our president who in three years have managed not only a plurality but a very high confidence rating? Problem is; he is but one person. Does this mean his cabinet and appointees are failures… I guess so! The issue is further exacerbated by the mandates given local governments.

What to do? Calling FIFA, is there a franchise we can use for our government?

Ridiculous as this may sound, is this not the issue with people with capital. They who have funds to invest but do not know what to do with their monies are the direct customers of franchise opportunities. As this applies to business and guaranteed profits, why shouldn’t it apply to governments? Our government calls this, privatization. Just like what has been done with chaotic results for our transport services, power, for most of our public utility, and more… and all with disastrous results.

There is so much emphasis to nationalism or what in business terms we call brand. But aren’t they but one and the same thing?

Sadly the Intellectual Property Office is inutile in protecting brand rights. Then there is the issue of first-to-register versus first-to-use. The IPO cannot even decide on this, pity. And as a last resort, our courts only stand for delays and non-resolutions with decades to hear when no one is listening. Is there relief anywhere?

All the question marks make this piece even more aggravating to write but either way we need to look for an answer, a solution for our futures just as we do with our businesses and our investments. How is it that there are remedial, long term and even academic remedies for our monies and yet for our government we are resigned to incompetence? Corporations are not democratic, very much like the private sector where the dictator is the owner if not the ruling monarchy.

Is it possible that the reason there are no remedies is due to the concept of democracy and our concept of freedom? What is this feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of the inability to change or achieve something? Hang on… I found, it’s called FRUSTRATION, further described as the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something.