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Program Information
Class War Battlefield Podcast
Commentary
Vphiamer Adis (Host), Others
 Mahoka Mwako Asili Temple  Contact Contributor
May 29, 2024, midnight
Class War Battlefield Podcast Episode 2023.AR.01. Article Reaction, The Privatization of Public Utilities Has One Major Upside

With Clips from Jacobin Youtube Channel, The Australia Institute Youtube Channel, Robert Reich Youtube Channel, Chomsky's Philosophy, Kano, Adam Smith Institute Youtube Channel and New Economic Thinking

Privatization is a pet peeve for me. Suffering through the constant arguments in support of more privatization of government services, bothers me to no end. The arguments, which are not new, have been trotted out so frequently over my lifespan that they are predictable. Starting with my personal favorite; “you know the government can't do anything beneficial for society, only big business can” and ending with my least favorite, “government is tyrannical when it stops the market from operating along liaise fair principles”; the use of any of these or the many other arguments bantered about, proves only one undeniable truth to me; the person using them or flinging them into the ether, is dumber than a road side rock – which is very disrespectful to the rock, so I take back my statement. Ripping apart the arguments for privatizing government is very enjoyable for, so to my surprise this article didn't entirely allow me to do that. I actually found myself in agreement with some aspects of it just not the entire premise it was using as it base. Privatization has been the cultural equivalent of a machine designed to take wealth from the poor and usher it to up to the top one percent. It strips common resources, specifically the institutions created in the public trust, from the public giving them over to private owners, thus allowing them to hoard the public's resources, selling them back to the public for a fee. How we have allowed this to happen is beyond me but it must be ended as a practice and the government must again be placed in the hands of the people.
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LINKS
Link to the Complete History of Rome Series by Michael Duncan - http://radio4all.net/program/114876
Class War Battlefield Podcast Episode 2023.AR.01 References
[CLIP 01 – 01:55 mark – Date Originated: October 10th, 2022]
Privatization Is War on Our Freedom w/ Donald Cohen/ Jacobin Youtube Channel - https://youtu.be/m7ycljSarBk
[Additional Start Times – 22:14 – 45:16]
[CLIP 02 – 10:11 mark – Date Originated: November 24th, 2022]
Why Privatisation Fails | Richard Denniss Explains/ The Australia Institute Youtube Channel - https://youtu.be/4dhl0hZI7TQ
[CLIP 03 – 12:05 mark – Date Originated: December 12th, 2018]
The Truth About Privatization | Robert Reich/ Robert Reich Youtube Channel - https://youtu.be/0wYHRWo2Ins
[CLIP 04 – 16:34 mark – Date Originated: May 31st, 2015]
Noam Chomsky on Privatization/ Chomsky's Philosophy - https://youtu.be/_nd_lJCWOUM
[CLIP 05 – 33:28 mark – Date Originated: September 23rd, 2022]
Public Private Partnerships Simplified PPP | 7 Reasons Why Government Privatize Services | The Truth/ Kano - https://youtu.be/1T2WbouwWhU
[CLIP 06 – 38:49 mark – Date Originated: June 27th, 2019]
Matthew Lesh explains the benefits of privatisation/ Adam Smith Institute Youtube Channel - https://youtu.be/j-9LLtRzW58
[CLIP 07 – 55:12 mark – Date Originated: May 25th, 2016]
How Neoliberalism Threatens Democracy/ New Economic Thinking - https://youtu.be/ZMMJ9HqzRcE
1:10:13 – START OF THE EPISODE
2:04:12 – REFERENCES

FURTHER RESEARCH
[Date Written: Unknown] Public Utilities Holding Company Act/ Encyclopedia.org - https://www.encyclopedia.com/economics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/public-utilities-holding-company-act
[Date Written: November 30th, 2022] Rural Electrification Act: What It is, How It Works/ Investopedia – Kiara Taylor and Charles Potter - https://www.investopedia.com/rural-electrification-act-5119177
[Date Written: February 1st, 2019] The Green New Deal Must Put Utilities Under Public Control/ In These Times - Jackson Koeppel, Johanna Bozuwa and Liz Veazey - https://inthesetimes.com/article/green-new-deal-community-ownership-electric-utilities-renewable-energy

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