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Privatisation is the transferal of organisations from public to private ownership. It is the reverse of nationalisation and a primary policy of neoliberalism.

Official narrative

Improving efficiency... will be great!

De Facto

Reagan and Thatcher[1] were leaders of the economic charge ... since then airlines, roads, railroads, postal services, electric and water utilities have been privatised. Throughout the most affected countries people tend to agree that services have not improved, often enough worsened, but prices have gone up significantly.[2]


Public utilities, roads, railway companies, etc. have all been built by the combined effort of the people of a nation state. This is the why these assets should have never been up for sale without debate/referendum.

Eastern Europe

Viktor Yushchenko called the privatisation in Ukraine during the 90s openly theft.[3]

Intelligence privatisation in the US

Full article: United States Intelligence Community/Privatisation

"In the post-9/11 rush to beef up intelligence, the government has outsourced everything from spy satellites to covert operations.[4] - Tim Shorrock (2005)

Other effects

Full article: Revolving door

With increased privatisation the effect of the revolving door has become very common, which can lead to regulatory capture.

External links


An example

Page nameDescription
United States Intelligence Community/PrivatisationThe US has outsourced much of it's intelligence capacity to private companies.


Related Quotations

Tony BlairThatcher deliberately and cruelly wrecked the social democratic society in which I grew up, with the aim of destroying any ability for working people to be protected against the whims of the wealthy. But Thatcher never introduced privatisation into the NHS or state schools – that was her acolyte Blair. She maintained free university education in England and Wales. That was destroyed by Blair too.”Craig Murray
Tony Blair
25 July 2019
Mark Rutte“Vision is like an elephant that robs your view. (...) When I think of the word "vision" I immediately think: go see an ophthalmologist!.”Mark Rutte
United States Intelligence Community/Privatisation“I've got murderers who have access to classified information. I have rapists, I have pedophiles, I have people involved in child porn. I have all these things at the interim clearance level, and I’m pulling their clearances on a weekly basis.”Daniel Payne2018
United States Intelligence Community/Privatisation“[...]child pornography — as many as 1,700 names, according to a U.S. senator, on a list of 5,200 from an Internet sting operation overlooked the first time around four years ago. Only now are they supposedly getting a second look, and only after pressure from investigative reporters and the U.S. senator you're about to hear from, Republican Charles Grassley. [...]

According to DCIS documents revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request, out of that 3,500, investigators uncovered 264 employees or contractors, including staffers for the secretary of defense and contractors at the NSA. Nine people had top security clearances.

But only about 20 percent of those 264 people were completely investigated. Fewer still were prosecuted, and about eight months — after about eight months, the entire probe was halted. It left about 1,700 names totally unchecked, 1,700 alleged kiddie porn customers, an unknown number of whom may still work in some capacity for the Defense Department.

Late last summer, after investigations by "The Boston Globe" and Yahoo! News revealed the figures, a Pentagon spokesman promised to reopen the investigation, conceding that DCIS had stopped due to lack of resources. DCIS says it is now revisiting all 5,200 names, telling Senator's Grassley staff they have now identified 302 employees or staffers. [...]

But Senator Grassley says he is still not getting the cooperation he needs from the Pentagon.”
Anderson Cooper2011


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Antidote to Privatisation is Public OwnershipReport19 September 2022Prem Sikka"The report recommends progressive taxation and democratisation of corporations, so that they serve the interests of communities and people rather than just shareholders and executives. It recommends that essential industries, such as energy, be brought into public ownership. It shows that there is very little cost associated with bringing energy, and other essential industries, into public ownership."
Document:How to Keep Going During the Next Energy CrisisArticle25 September 2021Mike SmallThe social chaos unwinding on your forecourts and timelines is the long-term consequence of decades of privatisation, core industries run for profiteering with no thinking about the socio-ecological consequence. As people face mass fuel poverty, the dark irony is that all of these “British” institutions were sold off by the Tories, now desperate to defend the very concept of Britishness they’ve sold.
Document:Margaret Thatcher Ruined Britainblog post30 December 2021Clifford ThurlowMargaret Thatcher ruined Britain with her hard-right policies and the five Conservative prime ministers, since her party knifed her in the back the Tory way, have carelessly kicked over the remains. Each has been worse than the last in descending order – John Major, David Cameron, Theresa May, liar Boris Johnson and finally Liz Truss, a puppet with a wooden heart and personal photographer.
Document:Privatization for Dummies – The Nuts & Bolts of The World's Biggest Scamarticle21 March 2019Ronald Thomas West
Document:The Kiss of Deatharticle2005Leuren MoretInsight into where privatisation of the US Nuclear weapons program and military/weapons/surveillance developments are leading the world. It also provides shocking information about the extent of the apparently quite deliberate and calculated radiation contamination resulting from ever-expanding use of depleted uranium munitions.
Document:The Terrorists Among US- Traitors and Terror 3article21 June 2019George Eliason
Michael Jasinski
George Eliason interviews professor Michael Jasinski about the dire effects of outsourcing intelligence gathering and information dissemination.
Document:The great con that ruined BritainArticle3 April 2016Peter HitchensPeter Hitchens, the repentant Thatcherite, has second thoughts about privatisation: if it’s all been so beneficial, why do so many of the containers that arrive in British ports, full of expensive imports, leave this country empty?
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