Julian Sanchez on 22 Dec 2000 23:06:35 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Privatisation of Government Services

 > As well, the government of the Province of Ontario has been on a
> track of *neo-liberal* privatisation for several years - wouldn't the
> *Walkerton Tragedy* (as it's been called) be a result of the
> weakening of the role of government in these critical social welfare
> issues? It seems to me, in this case, if the government were playing
> a stronger role it would be in its place to negate the effects of
> such *enlightened self interest*.

What enlightened self-interest?  Poisoning your customers is not in
anybody's self-interest, enlightened or otherwise.  Again, it looks like
this one guy conned his bosses (and, indeed, himself) into believing
everything was OK; why wouldn't he have conned his gov't bosses if the
utility were purely public?

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