Bob Cropf

Privatizing roads

In miscellaneous on February 5, 2009 at 5:29 AM

In response to yesterday’s post on previous government efforts to deal with recession, Kathleen sent in this article on the Huffington Post by Thomas Frank.

Not so long ago, before Wall Street imploded and the US automakers went bust, the article says that “Private businesses did everything better than the state, we were told. And that meant even tasks as inherently public as maintaining bridges and roads.”

Frank discusses the wisdom of privatizing a public function like highways.

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