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How Privatisation Fails: Railways (Shaun)

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Original Poster1 point·3 months ago

I think this is a really useful video to explain why privatisation has hurt the railways in the UK.

What Shaun glosses over, that would be useful to explore, is how privatisation was made palatable by defunded and damaging the system, closing branch lines and stations, to create the impression that the railways could not be run effectively as a public service. This is often used as a counter argument against renationalisation: "things were worse under British Rail."

It's important we talk about this because exactly the same thing is being done to the NHS right now, and we are sleepwalking into the privatisation of our healthcare for the benefit of profiteers.

Your link is broken btw. Also, I hope this sub takes off.

Original Poster1 point·3 months ago

Thanks for letting me know!

I hope it takes off too, but we'll see :)

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