Re: The Purpose of Government.
It is the job of Government to steer the ship of state. Not to row the bloody thing, nor to let it blow on the rocks if the winds go that way.
Unfortunately those politicians that understand this, would prefer the idea to slip away unmentioned.
The concept of "keeping something in the public hands" is laughable if the public is more than 200 people. Three of them will gang up and hijack it, while the rest sit on the sofa and moan that the fat cats have it all. That is how people are.