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Flat White

Listen to Reagan: governments don't solve problems

8 July 2022

4:00 AM

8 July 2022

4:00 AM

It was the astute Ronald Reagan who gave us the quote: ‘Government does not solve problems; it subsidises them.’

I thought of this piece of wisdom as I contemplated the escalating drama that is our supply of power and water. I say ‘escalating drama’ because I am old enough to remember when government agencies supplied these basic services without interruption or concern for users; unless the coal miners went on strike.

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