I welcome a recent leader in the Star on utilities (M Star February 6).
It raises questions on the reasons why we have problems which have the greatest effect on the poor in society, where the larger proportion of income goes in paying the increases now and in the future.
The capitalist answer is to create market competition.
Surely the failures of this were shown before democratic control. People have to realise that it only satisfies the capitalist agenda - sell less at a higher price and larger profit.
How many sources of water supply have been closed down, and now we take it from rivers with all the consequential environmental damage.
As for competition you have no choice. The supplier is decided for you with no democratic control.
The country - regardless of price - needs utilities. They are a need and should not be a source of profit but a social issue.
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