When the Pursuit of Money Leads to the Sleaziest Choices
Bryant, Chris, The Independent (London, England)
A POLITICAL LIFE
This column was going to be about how the Left can sometimes be too cynical about the profit motive. I was going to say that the public sector can often be cumbersome and slow to react. I thought I'd recount the tale of a party colleague telling me five years ago that he didn't want the private sector to have any role in the NHS in Wales in any shape or form - until I asked whether that included chemists, opticians, drugs companies and construction firms and suddenly he realised how preposterous his argument was.
I might have added that when ITV was created everyone moaned that a private broadcaster would only ever pander to the lowest common denominator and …
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