For those who live outside the Herald's distribution area here is the link to Jane Kelsey’s latest;
The folly of using private companies for public services
"There is a wise saying that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.
That certainly applies to the Government's announcement taxpayers will get better value for money if public agencies have to consider using private firms for major new public investments.
Public Private Partnerships - more properly, but less attractively, called Private Finance Initiatives or Build Operate and Transfer schemes - are the current fashion in privatisation."You’ll find Jane’s personal webpage here and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Digest here