Reply to post: Re: Sorta - Stalinist?

Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

Matt Siddall

Re: Sorta - Stalinist?

Private rail isn't a great comparison, as they didn't actually allow for any competition (if I want to go to London, I have to use a Southern train), plus they are required to run the trains throughout the day, even mostly empty.

A proper capitalist "privatised" solution would allow for different train lines to run trains on the same routes, thus allowing for price competition. It would also allow them to only run the trains when there are enough people to make it economical to do so, and to allow much greater changes in pricing.

I can see why they do it the way that they do, but it's really not privatised in any meaningful sense of the word.

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