5/10/2007

Problems or Opportunities?

In many forums and blogs, the congestion and ERP rates are a perennial complain by everyone. There is a thread on how raising ERP rates at the CTE is not going to solve anything. Everyone is looking at the congestion as a problem. And it is true, a problem only to the motorists. As a businessman, where making profit is the ultimate goal, the congestion in the CTE is a golden opportunity to make more money. If the govt is going to sell the CTE to a private operator, yes privatise it, I will be the first to bid for it. Then I will sit back and be a genuine toll collector. Where is the problem? It is all opportunities to become rich if you can see it from a different angle.

2 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

Yes, the ERP system as well as all the roads should be privatised.

This is in keeping with my concept:

PRIVATISE THE PLANET

To solve congestion, the price must fluctuate with DEMAND. More demand, higher the price.

The demand for "road space" varies with time of day, and of course day of the week. At 1am, there is light traffic in most places, at 6pm there is heavy traffic on the main highways and town areas.

Therefore prices for ERP must fluctuate — so what if someone makes money? Someone has to solve a problem and therefore is ENTITLED to make money by offering a solution to the market. Of course, it is better if that "someone" was from the private sector rather than the government. In that way, the private citizens become richer, and the government is kept in check.

redbean said...

with the emancipation of women, the field is now level and women also want to have their choices and fun. all the old moral values will have to change and it is going to be freedom to love at one's choice.