Registered On: September 7, 2015
Yes, Bucks, it is absolutely ridiculous to state that the public sector has had a role in the success when it has.
I am not saying that the private sector hasn’t played a role; it clearly has with the Pfizer vaccines, for example, and I am opposed to blanket nationalisation of pharmaceuticals.
The reality is that there are positives and negatives for both state and private enterprise and working together. Unfortunately, the ‘small state’ yapping libertarians make out that anything public cannot work, just as democratic socialists demonise the private sector as being unworkable. The failures of test and trace, which was not NHS driven, and the clusterfuck of the lack of governmental intervention, shows the absolute failure of libertarian ideology. Unfortunately for the dogmatists, it isn’t so simple as “big state bad, small state good” and vice versa. A libertarian idea of paradise would look rather bleak, as it always ends up doing whenever its implemented.
Of course pure socialism is a disaster too. However, there must be an in between from the tedious cries of the anti-capitalists and libertarians decrying any kind of state intervention as inherently flawed.