'Blackbirding' in Melanesia in the late 19th century was an approved way of stealing people's liberty to profit business. Later governments became smarfter and sold the people's property instead (State Library of Queensland)
TUMBY BAY, SA – In the world over, for many years now, both conservative and progressive governments have been privatising public services.
The argument runs that services like health, water, electricity, gas, transport and telecommunications can be operated much more efficiently, effectively and cheaply by business than government.
That this is a capitalist fallacy is now readily apparent.