Privatisation versus Nationalisation

Let me see now:

Privatisation – the industry is run for profit not the people. It’s about cutting corners to maximise profits. Huge profits are siphoned off into the pockets of rich investors. Water companies, energy companies, transport companies…. all exist to put money into rich people’s pockets.

Nationalisation – the industry exists to provide service for the people. The prices are set to cover costs. Any profits are used to improve the service or go into the state to reduce taxation.

Hmmmmm. Let me see. Do I want to profit the wealthy or do I want to help everybody? Do I want a good, cheap, effective service or an expensive, shoddy one?

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