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Politics of a depoliticized country

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The “feeling” that one candidate is better than the other, or that he “seems” more inclined to rule according to our desires, is a gift we all have.

But there is still a long way to go from understanding politics to being able to influence it, joining forces with society to guide it in the best possible way. This ability to make a positive (or negative, in the case of irrevocably sinful) contribution, we can justifiably call political knowledge. Or, in other words, as an understanding of the mechanisms or foundations on which the social life of the country rests.

Let’s deal with each other, first, about a common misconception. I am not saying that there is only one “correct” policy, one single doctrine that can lead to consensus in the national collective. It never was and never will be. There will always be differences and antagonisms on the most diverse issues, materials or ideals. And this is the reason why we understand politics as a continuous search for an acceptable coexistence with the least amount of violence.

I have already touched on this topic several times in this place and I apologize to the reader if I have tired him by returning to it again. In a few days we will establish a new government. Not some “new government”, but one whose first task will be to disarm the spirit, alleviate the bad mood that has formed in recent years, and create an environment in which we can resume economic growth, job creation and aspiration to a good position. for most.

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Let us return then to the foundations of political knowledge.

Who had the honor of reading Alexis de Tocqueville, author Democracy in America, an 1835 work certainly remembers the importance he attached to “the art of association”. For him, this would be the alpha and omega of the nascent good relationship that we have since called democracy. But what exactly did he mean when he spoke of “the art of association”? Uniting whom with whom, for what purpose? A group of friends who gather at a bar on Sunday evenings to drink beer and comment on a football game are having fun in a healthy and enjoyable way, but what does such entertainment have to do with “good communication” for society? whole? one all? Little or almost nothing is the obvious answer. “Association” is important if its purpose – or at least its potential or by-product – is to enhance our ability to grab e contextualize public life. Understand it in all its complexity, based on the needs, perceptions and aspirations that its main characters control their behavior.

Let us return to the definition of political knowledge as understanding and “processing” the issues that make up the public agenda at the moment. Let us take as a starting point for our discussion such a simple concept as the opposition of left and right. We can say with certainty that less than 30% (and not 20% in most countries) can say something with start and finish about this classic dichotomy. Is it really a citizen who is unable to give even a simple explanation about the left against the left? In the “crime of responsibility”? In “impeachment”? Do you understand that you may be being ripped off when you hear that the budget proposal has “broken through the ceiling”, or that so many billions have been distributed to your representatives through the “secret budget”?

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It goes without saying that this issue is of paramount importance in Brazil. This is important not only because we are a continental country, but because the group that makes up the 10% of the poorest is hundreds and thousands of times larger than the group that makes up the 10% of the richest. Not only for this. This is also important because a depoliticized country mixes the usual harshness of public debate with name-calling and vitriol that can surface at any moment for vain reasons or no reason at all. This is important because such a country, even halfway through building an acceptable democracy, is vulnerable to setbacks and ruptures like those recorded in the history of this bitter hemisphere of ours.

Ignorance leads to indifference, which feeds ignorance, both of which contribute to the waste of public resources, ill-advised spending, and, ultimately, the fermentation of stupid animosities. It is already clear that the lack of interest in political knowledge is always a prowling enemy, always seeking to undermine our attempts to establish a civilized coexistence. Ignorant and indifferent people can hardly understand and defend their momentary interests, not to mention the long-term interests on which our collective fate, and, consequently, the fate of our children and grandchildren, will depend. Such a country can and should be seen as depoliticized and as a candidate for Dantean violence and failure, examples of which abound in our sad hemisphere.

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DIRECTOR OF THE AUGURIUM CONSULTORIA, IS A MEMBER OF THE PAULISTA DE LETTERS AND BRASILEIRA DE CIÊNCIAS ACADEMIES

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

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Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.

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The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022

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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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