To not regularize what is badly regularized you need a deregulator to regulate by deregulating what is well regulated.
The new head of the Regulatory Authority of Public Services of Costa Rica (ARESEP) took office while subject to a serious challenge over an obvious conflict of interestthat arose from his status as an active employee of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the monopolistic state entity whose rates must be fixed by the very same ARESEP. The insistence of the Solis administration eventually led to his appointment as Controller General, and after an announced pause for reflection, the new chief resigned from the ICE, promising that his actions would be solely taken with the welfare of consumer services in mind, services which are regulated by the ARESEP.
The labor panorama in CA indicates that the main generator of employment are the micro businesses that carry out non-agricultural activities.
Based on reports from Costa Rican analyst, Juan Diego Trejos, almost 50% of employment is concentrated in "low production, non-agricultural activities," that is, self-owned businesses, companies with less that 10 employees; in most cases these are informal companies.
Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) is a private, independent organization that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin and throughout the Hemisphere.
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