Nationalisation has been coming back into fashion lately with the UK bank bail-outs. In other parts of the world though, it has been back in fashion for longer and the articles below look at two recent cases in Latin America: the nationalisation of the Chaco energy company and the renationalisation of Spanish-owned airline, Aerolineas Argentinas (AA).
- Explain what is meant by nationalisation.
- Discuss the arguments for and against nationalising (a) an airline and (b) an energy firm.
- Assess why nationalisation has become more prominent in the media recently than privatisation.
- Discuss the arguments for and against privatisation.