- Privatization of Public Services and Assets: Taxpayers Beware!
Proponents of privatization claim that the private sector can do a better job at a cheaper price. But experience shows that privatization often leads to increased costs for the public and reduced accountability to taxpayers.
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Public administration updates from AFSCME Information Highway
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News from the AFSCME Privatization Update blog
- Risk Factors in IT Public–Private Partnership Projects
- State public-private partnership (P3) legislation and P3 project implementation: An exploratory investigation
- Private Prisons and Investment Risks, Part Two: How Private Prison Companies Fuel Mass Incarceration—and How Public Pension Funds Are at Risk
- Safety violations at UM dining hall mean proposed fines of $134,000 for managing company
- Kelly calls for 300 more workers to fix ‘cluster-mess’ KanCare application center