Privatization via eBay


An interesting new wrinkle in selling off government property is paying off quite well: hawking things through online auction sites. See this report from the January issue of Governing magazine (scroll way down, to headline "Next Up: City Hall?") My favorite detail: Tennessee selling off 16,000 pounds of mussel shells for $25,000. For those interested in obtaining stolen property in the hands of local cops, visit There's an interesting set of baseball cards up today.