State-owned assets or liabilities?

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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When John Banks said recently, with shiny-eyed sincerity, that he believed in Genesis, he might have been talking about the power company rather than the creationist doctrine. The Government has certainly invested a religious faith in the ability of our energy companies to lead us to the shining path of redemption – economic, if not spiritual. Unfortunately, following the plan as laid out in the original Book of Genesis Energy and the Books of Mighty River, Meridian, Solid Energy et al has proved to require more than a smidgen of faith in the supernatural. Whichever deity is in charge ...

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