Tag Archives: Budgets

Public Sector Salaries Are Not the Problem

Public Sector Salaries Are Not the Problem
State and local governments around the country have sold off functions that once were provided largely, if not entirely, by government workers. But it is becoming increasingly clear that that these privatization deals not only reduce democratic control over services the public pays for, but, despite ... Read more

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight

Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Privatization is often sold as providing higher quality services and infrastructure at lower cost. In fact, important costs are regularly overlooked. In other words, services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice. Chicago's experiences with ... Read more