Stefan Karlsson ger i ett förnuftigt inlägg, ”Environmentalism -Not Oligopoly- Behind High Swedish Electricity Prices”, sin syn på den bisarra debatt som nyligen har uppstått angående ”avregleringen” av den svenska elmarknaden. Ett smakprov:
Recently, Social Democratic politicians in Sweden have been complaining about high electricity prices in Sweden, which they all blame on the partial deregulation of the electricity market. Allegedly, the culprit is oligopolic behavior of electricity providers and therefore it is claimed that increased regulation and/or a ”windfall tax” on energy company profits is needed.
The problem however, is certainly not the highly limited degree of deregulation of the energy sector, but the high degree to which the energy sector is regulated and taxed. To refer to the Swedish energy sector as an example of laissez-faire capitalism is simply absurd considering that 1) The Swedish government imposes heavy taxes on electricity…
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