here in Australia, water supply is privatised. it works perfectly fine. it's not privatisation in the complete sense - water companies are heavily restricted in how they may operate. in practice, it's little different to govt controlling it and contracting services out to the private sector, which happens all the time.rhubroma said:In Italy the current government even wants to privitize water! It is, therefore, only nice to know that many in the masses refuse this type of Private Hegmony over something so basic and vital to the collective. In fact the intitative has been shot down.
the advantage of this privatisation is that the water company has a greater incentive to deliver water efficiently - i.e. profit. govt run utilities have no such incentive and often tend to be inefficient. it doesn't work perfectly, but the concept is sound. the end user - the public who consume the water, wouldn't know the difference - except perhaps that they may pay lower taxes.
the real losers are ex-employees of previously govt-owned utilities (water department) who had a cushy job. private companies won't tolerate that as easily. i say that's a good thing. by the way, this is often the major factor in 'public' resistance to privatisation of govt entities.
they are from the real world. you may not like it, the real world is ugly and bad at times, but students may as well learn about it. i was taught by professional lecturers and they were terrible. very interesting and experts in their own way, but irrelevant. give me education that can be applied. the beauty of privatised education is that if students wanted the style of education you advocate, they'll surely get it. you talk about privatised education as if it's being imposed on people - it's the other way around. it's public, state controlled eduation that imposes itself.rhubroma said:I have spoke with so called professors who have entered the classroom directly from their corporate jobs. The questions they ask me! Their ignorance of anything that doesn't have to do with the most creative and insidious ways to make cash is pathetic. What a world they are producing!