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TACOMA: Public services equal public benefit

Re: “Tacoma’s ‘public-ization’” (TNT, 11-28).

This article proposes to sort out if Tacoma is trying to do too much in offering public services by comparing Tacoma’s offerings with the public services of other “similar-sized cities.”

To take just one of the article’s concerns, and one that most everyone uses, namely, “electric power,” the article fails to compare the cost to the ratepayers of public vs. private electricity.

Public electricity, and other such public services, don’t have the profit motive involved in their delivery. Hence, no profit for the capitalists and Wall Street. The other public services mentioned in the article

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