Public Service Volume 28-29

Public Service Volume 28-29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...not fully grasp the difficulty of the problems such bodies have to meet. They do not always realize their own pecuniary interest in the utilities regulated. Utilities not governmental-ly owned are nevertheless publicly owned, and nearly every man. woman and child has an indirect, if not a direct, ownership in these properties. It is the public capital that is involved. On the other hand, it is to be hoped that we may reasonably look forward to the disappearance from public influence of those who would teach that any of us can for a long period get something wortl" while for nothing, either under government ownership or private ownership. Proper Publicity Required It may, however, possibly be our own fault if we fail to bring to the general public a full understanding of all these various considerations. It is fundamentally true that the people as a whole have a keen sense of justice and right and in the long run will with full understanding generally arrive at a correct decision. The difficulty is in getting the full facts before the people. and this is especially so in matters disputed before commissions. It may often occur that the people do not realize the benefits which they themselves have received from regulation. The people are entitled to and will insist upon reasonable rates. but they are willing to pay for good service. Publicity of the right sort can be of great assistance in this matter. If the public knows it is getting a square deal, it will give a square deal. In closing. let me say that t-here can not be permanently a clash of interests. The utilities exist in the public interest. Public interest and utility interest are mutual and both will be conserved under reasonable regulation. Competition Fails to Reduce more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975936
  • 9781236975935