In The Public Interest: Ask the Right Questions Before Privatizing

June 17, 2011 -- Partnership for Working Families

by Donald Cohen, ITPI Executive Director

Elected officials need to do a better job of asking the right questions before they make a decision that we'll live with for decades.

Too often, a mayor, governor or other public official proposes to sell off a public facility, privatize a public good or contract out a vital service, but fails to answer basic questions that decision makers and voters need to decide whether it's a good idea.

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