The government should own some electricity retailing companies?

On average, everyone agrees with significant nonconsensus between 68 voters.


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The government should own some electricity retailing companies

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Reasons To Disagree

Gummint has no legitimate place in business.

28 September 2008

Like telephone companies I think its ok for their to be competing retailers and private generators. There is no natural monopoly for anything except the lines. And does anyone remember how poor the service was from government departments in the old days? However, it seems that competition not good for the environment as low cost consumer demand will increase demand for low cost polluting generators.

3 October 2008


10 October 2010

It is not the place of government to run any commercial concern. By owning such they are in effect making us all shareholders in a company open to business risks; they do not have the right to do so.

27 August 2012


Reasons To Agree

The splitting up of the electricity network into lines, generation and retailing was stupid and should be reversed. Did Max Bradford ever have a sensible idea?

20 August 2008

government owned outlets can dictate the pricing direction to minimise pricing monopoly.

13 September 2008

The government should own NZ post, railway, transportation, phone, electricity, water companies to prevent all the money going overseas and prevent them from charging too much.

16 October 2012

Reasons for Remain Neutral

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