Water's running short, electricity's on the blink, hospitals are crumbling, schools aren't working, and -- as school students head back next week --- roads are once again getting gridlocked. Can you see the common factor in all of the above listed shortages? (For those too dim to turn the lights on, the government 'owns' them all.)
Meanwhile those who endorse government ownership of the means of production continue to denounce the rampant consumerism, overflowing shelves and abundant prosperity produced by the engines of capitalism, however much the forces of capitalism remain shackled by their lacklustre heroes.
S'funny, isn't it. 'Privatisation' is too horrifying a word for the Blue Team to even contemplate, yet failure is the leading result of the unfortunately leading alternative.
It's a funny old world. It's like prosperity and abundance are bad things.
The only abundance that rampant government meddling ever seems to produce is rising interest rates consequent on government's grip on banking, exploding house prices consequent on the grip of government planners over house building, exploding compliance costs for every business consequent on rapidly rising regulations and impositions, and steadily rising youth crime consequent on several generations of failed government programmes (one in particular), ... yet the only unshackling from government proposed by any of the mainstream political parties is, when the tax burden upon us is at another historic high, very timid, almost derisory cuts in the amount governments plan to steal from us.
Meanwhile, you lot just sit back and vote for more of the same, and nod sagely as you say "that's all one can really do, you know." You make me sick.