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If Jeremy #Corbyn becomes PM on Friday 13th, here's my rundown of 13 of #Labour’s worst policies which will hurt many, not just the few.

PS. I could have chosen a completely different 13, and these are in no particular order… (thread)

#GeneralElection19
1. Expropriating up to 10% of the value of corporate equity. Employee share ownership is usually a good thing, but dictating the terms would deter job creation and investment, and encourage firms to relocate overseas. More explanation here... capx.co/the-10-share-p…
2. Rent controls. Almost all economists agree that these are a bad idea and, like many of Labour’s policies, would actually end up hurting the very people they are supposed to help. And before replying ‘well, it works in Germany', read this… iea.org.uk/blog/qtwtain-h…
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Pay attention #digitalhealth folks, there is a cornucopia from now to 12/31 of opportunities to tell #legislators and #policymakers about the barriers we face. @amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth

Here they are, by due date 1/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth First up. House Cmte on Ways and Means RFI on rural health. #Digitalhealth has great promise to bring #healthcare to where the people are, assuming #broadband keeps up. How do we do that? How do we pay for it? DEADLINE 11/29/19. Here is the RFI: waysandmeans.house.gov/rural-and-unde…. 2/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth Next @RepFredUpton and @RepDianaDeGette RFI on what 21st C. Cures v.2 looks like. It asks about
--reimbursement for #digitalhealth
--technology that includes #caregivers.
You gotta provide input: its as if this one was written for us. upton.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… Due 12/16/19. 3/
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As @UKLabour announce free #broadband for all - or "#BroadbandCommunism" as Tory government propaganda service the @BBC prefer to call it, here's a short THREAD on privatisation in the UK.
Privatisation has been central to the neoliberal project for decades. The 'market' goes deep into spheres of society previously insulated from business: private firms, their owners & senior managers profit from services that should be provided publicly, on the basis of need.
The objective of Thatcher's privatization was to turn British people into a nation of shareholders. It failed. Before Thatche, almost 40% of the shares in British companies were held by individuals. By 1981, it was less than 30%. When she died in 2013, it was under 12%.
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#MTNL, #Airtel, #Jio, the spate of #Broadband in India. Corruption in public as well as private companies, and how privatisation doesn't help it. A thread.

This starts from about the time when MTNL/BSNL were the go-to broadband providers, and Airtel was entering the market.
We (living in New Delhi) had an MTNL landline connection, and when broadband services were just appearing, we took one. Our household was one of the earliest in the neighbourhoods to have a 'Triband' connection - a promise of IPTV + Phone + Internet on a single connection.
It was a great service. Though for it's time pricey. It was an era when Indian internet cost per mb was much higher than the rest of the world, unlike today when it is one of the cheapest. Monthly quotas were 700mb range, and we used to check register.bol.net.in for left amt
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Robert Watt on Risk to the Exchequer

From a risk perspective, we believe that the State is being asked to take on unprecedented
risk associated with this project:

· The Government is being asked to commit up to €3 billion of Exchequer funding-of
which... 1/

#broadband
...up to €2.3 billion will be required by 2027, which will provide returns to the private operator and owner of the asset while they are only risking XX of equity.

This equity provided XX of the total project cost.

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#broadband #Fraudband
#TonightVMTV
· For this equity of they will own the entire asset while accepting the State has mechanism to safeguard the taxpayers'interest in the event of non-performance and may share in any upsides.

· Technology in this area is changing rapidly-we do not know...
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#Broadband #Fraudband
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#BOYCOTTS: Your Quick-Start Guide buff.ly/2JGy9B0

( $BCE shareholders & #Advertisers partnering with #Bell media )
pluspora.com/people/b966681…
TARGET #ADVERTISERS who fund & support #business practices of #Bell Canada #BCE #Telecom #CRTC #elxn43 #partnerships #competition BOYCOTTS are a tool for holding a company accountable for actions against workers, consumers, communities, minorities, animals or the environment. It is marketplace democracy in action. Consumers voting with their money for social and economic change. (BELL MEDIA LOGO) - Lack of public accountability, no adherence to regulations, unfair business practice. WARNING TO ADVERTISERS
Which #Business (paying #Bell Media through #Advertisements on #CTV),
do you think Canadians should #Boycott first?

Here are three that #advertise daily with #Bell_Media
Rewarding $BCE Shares by unethical business practices?
Bell answers to none of their customers. #CHANGE Partnerships and Advertisers that are willing to share their reputation with Bell Canada KIA Canada, JEEP, BluenoseRV Center Bridgewater NS and more
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