US public intellectual Noam Chomsky once said: “That’s the standard technique of privatisation: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.”

According to 2008 Nobel economics laureate Paul Krugman, a zombie idea is one that should have been killed by evidence but refuses to die. The whole point about zombies is that you can never fully kill them, he said. There is always going to be big money to support them. ..

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