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Wired for Greed exposes the utility companies for what they really are:  "Utilities always portray themselves as just another business, just like your neighborhood pharmacy or grocery store.  The truth is utilities have no real similarity to any other sort of free enterprise.  Through the process of regulation, and, in modern times, because of the lack of competition, utilities are a breed apart...something akin to the bastard child of free enterprise."

Wired for Greed talks about the mystery of utility companies:  "...we can demand accountability from businesses because we know something about the product we are purchasing.  However, electricity, the system that deliver is, and the power utilities themselves are deep mysteries to most Americans.

For the electric utilities, consumer ignorance is bliss.  Unburdened by real competition and disdainful of their own customer base, the power companies can pretty much do whatever they want."

Wired for Greed reveals the shortcomings of utility deregulation:  "Much like a trick two-headed coin, regulation is designed to guarantee a favorable outcome regardless of the circumstance of situation.  Unfortunately, things seldom work out that way ... in recent years utilities have received an unfair share of regulatory privilege, while consumers have gotten the shaft."