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Government ownership of assets

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The term 'public ownership' is a misnomer. The state sector may have the name of the public filled in on the dotted line, but the public do not own it in any meaningful sense of the word.
Far from being owned by the public, it is owned in effect by the people who administer it. The public actually has more influence, via its choices and purchasing decisions, on private sector businesses than it can ever have over state industries and services. In those cases its influence is diffuse and diluted through the political process.

   --  Masden Pirie

"Another reason for Rail Nationalisation. Tax payers are paying the price for government mistakes in dealing with the private sector."

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