Some governments let external analysts review the operations and financials just like Wall Street analysts review public companies. An import element of that review is to hold regular, perhaps quarterly, public conference calls between management and analysts, which are recorded for anyone to hear. This is however so far (2004) a rare occurrence.
Government subsidiaries may produce services like:-
Education (ex community college)
Entertainment (ex Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Transport (ex government transportation)
Government subsidiaries may produce goods like:
Oil (ex Pemex)
Roads, bridges, tunnels
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