I have never run across anyone who would prefer to exchange their electric co-op (if they are lucky enough to have one) for a privately owned utility.

I sprung that one on a Regressive blog a few days ago, from the point of reference of the private utility having a regulation on the books prohibiting neighborhood microgrids, and a few of the more ideologically rigid bragged and crowed all over the place about how they belonged to a co-op.

I didn't actually have the heart to tell them that their co-op is a classic socialist construct, even down to the "government" (the people) owning the means of production. They would have just denied it, anyway.
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