How come there are no switches for wall outlets?

Countries in Europe have an on and off switch for an outlet, how come there are no switches. Also, I don't think people realize that even if something is connected to an outlet, electricity is still flowing, regardless if an appliance is on or off. So next time, when your electricity bill comes, and its sky... show more Countries in Europe have an on and off switch for an outlet, how come there are no switches. Also, I don't think people realize that even if something is connected to an outlet, electricity is still flowing, regardless if an appliance is on or off. So next time, when your electricity bill comes, and its sky rocket, now you know why.
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