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. https://www.progress.org/articles/the-125-year-conspiracy-against-government-ownership-and-management-of-utilities-and-transportation-networks
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THE 125-YEAR CONSPIRACY AGAINST GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS
Henry George's wording of Paragraph 11 of the 1890 Platform was bitterly opposed by those who they wanted to monopolize the utilities (and other industries or “natural monopolies”). When Paragraph 11 first became Georgist “law” so to speak in September 1890, it was clear that George wanted utilities to be "managed by and for the whole people concerned,” using all three levels of government. This is an issue which still has great implications today, given the increasing rate at which vital human services are being privatized. RICK DIMARE READ MORE