by Rick Lowe
This is a subject that has interested me quite a bit over the past couple decades and Cato Unbound has assembled some interesting thinkers for this discussion in Sheldon Richman, Leonard Gilroy, Dru Stevenson and Randal O'Toole.
Here's the intro:
"The privatization of state-provided services is often high on libertarians' wish lists. But how do we get there from here? And how do we avoid losing our principles along the way? The dismantling of communism has given us some valuable data about how to divest state-owned assets, but sometimes the results have been far from satisfying. In the United States, the problems of privatization are smaller but still quite real, and libertarians need to offer a credible policy roadmap in this area if they are to convince a skeptical public."
Click on the links below to read the essays.
From State to Society by Sheldon Richman
The Incremental Approach to Privatization by Leonard Gilroy
Nuanced Privatization by Dru Stevenson
Paying Attention to Incentives by Randal O'Toole
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