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UK Conservatives begin union bashing, prepare to privatize Royal Mail

Long term, these programs are horrible failures.

Indeed, because privatization always works out so well. For those who have used the UK trains or the subway system and still have money left in your pocket or managed to arrive on time, you have to thrilled. It's hard to express how excited I was to buy a round trip, second class ticket two weeks ago for a train out of Paddington that was not quite a one hour (express) journey for around $75. What a bargain! If that doesn't encourage passengers to scrap the train and drive, I don't know what does. Driving would have taken around the same time.

Conservatives in the UK, like the US, always are convinced of the need to privatize, as if it will save so much money. It doesn't. It shifts costs and provides immediate help to the budget woes but long term these programs are horrible failures. What value will people receive by privatizing the post?...

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Posted: May 21, 2010

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