Is there a point at which value for money as a concept becomes a folly? For example at what point does the press's clammer for cheaper energy bills means that investment in key infrastructure falls to the point that the cost becomes prohibitive?
So would it be better in the long run if key parts of a country's infrastructure, such as electric, gas and water supplies be state controlled? Rather than in the hands of companies, whose sole goal is to make money for their investors?
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