February 26, 2018
...ricane Maria battered the U.S. territory, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced plans to sell the insolvent Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).
In a January 22 televised address to the country, Rosselló said it might take up to 18 months toprivatize PREPA, the largest public utility in the United States based on the number of customers.
Even before Hurricane Maria, PREPA had multiple problems. The utility had not been reinvesting its revenue into updating and maintai...
December 13, 2017
Come to The Heartland Institute for an enlightening and entertaining discussion on this pressing topic. At this event, Austill Stuart and Len Gilroy, Reason Foundation policy analysts and contributors to The Heartland Institute’s The Patriot’s Toolbox, will discuss how privatization can be effectively used to improve public service delivery and infrastructure assets.
Stuart and Gilroy will present a twenty-first century vision to revitalize the public sector using several core private sector pr...
January 30, 2018
Austill Stewart and Len Gilroy from the Reason Foundation join Jim Lakely on the show to discuss a growing movement towards privatizing industries the public center has traditionally handled. Stewart and Gilroy point towards how the private sector is more efficient and provides goods and services at a more affordable cost.
Stuart and Gilroy discuss that to revitalize the public sector, it must incorporate several private sector principles to increase performance, transparency, and accountabili...
May 21, 2017
Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, has made some waves concerning Afghanistan. He says we should move from an army of occupation to something like a private army, following the model of the army of the British East India Company.
In 1608, at about the same time that British colonies were being organized along the Atlantic coast of North America, the British East India Company was establishing trading posts in the vast Indian subcontinent, with the permission or at least the tolerance of the ru...
February 13, 2017
... those who are downstream. Second, it will quickly erode the hill and undermine the integrity of the main spillway. Plans should be made to affect emergency repairs to the main spillway as soon as it is safe to do so.
Longer run, dams should beprivatized at least in the following ways: their budgets should be removed from the general budget. Dams generate enormous revenues in terms of sales of hydropower, as well as water rights and fees for recreation. These revenues should be devoted to reti...
October 21, 2016
Officials overseeing a Boston, Massachusetts government-operated transportation agency voted to turn responsibility for some administrative operations over to a private business, after Massachusetts lawmakers declared their support for partial privatization.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board voted in October to transfer responsibility for handling cash over to a private security firm. State lawmakers had granted MBTA authority to explore...
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July 28, 2014
...e, if that is what the veteran wants,” Harris said. “Veterans should be allowed to see any doctor they choose, go to hospitals that are close to home, and receive care from top professionals.” VA System in TurmoilProposals to partiallyprivatize the VHA are nothing new. Nearly two decades ago U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) advocated privatizing the Veterans Administration, and during the 2008 presidential campaign Sen. John McCain proposed allowing veterans to get most of their...