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Photo by Thomas Kelley on Unsplash When it comes to the politics of energy, free markets aren’t always the best option, writes Cannings Purple Director Richard Harris. The Eastern States is in the middle of an affordability crisis. The Federal Government is in a world of political pain trying to grapple with policy solutions while copping a beating from the media and political opponents. And no, I am not talking about housing affordability for first home buyers. We are talking about skyrocketing energy prices – the cost of electricity and gas, primarily for businesses and especially for manufacturing industries which are reliant on competitively priced energy