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Reason.tv: Adrian Moore, Len Gilroy, Tim Cavanaugh & Anthony Randazzo—On Privatization & Government Reform

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Is a Privatization Revolution coming?

At Reason Weekend 2011, Reason Foundation's annual donor event, Adrian Moore opens the panel discussion with the history and success of Sandy Springs, GA, and how privatization on every level of government is increasing. Leonard Gilroy describes his work aiding debt burdened state and local governments to privatize services. Tim Cavanaugh talks about the legal hurdles of reducing public worker pensions and what states can do to reform. And tackling the economic policies at the federal level in Washington DC, Anthony Randazzo explains his work in ending Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

About 57 minutes. Filmed by Alex Manning and Paul Detrick; edited by Joshua Swain.

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  1. What about roads, guys? I bet no one has brought that hypothetical up, right? You wanna privatize roads?

  2. Come back to me, Beaker! I beg you!

  3. Why is Chandler from Friends at the podium there?

  4. When you get to Tim’s bit you’ll be rewarded with his Clark Kent hairstyle,

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  8. “Privatization” = Government-granted monopoly with ~zero incentive to innovate or excel. Hooray?

    To the consumer of that service, it becomes indistinguishable from government.

    To the free market capitalist, it looks like [or should, if you were thinking straight] an incredibly inefficient business and government interference in the market. Is it less of an abomination than gov’t itself? Meh. Sure–if it makes you feel better, you only picked a small abomination.

    It’s fine to choose the lesser of two evils when there are only two choices, but you could also just stop having government do any of this stuff altogether.

    Also worth mentioning that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were already essentially privatized before they failed. (To be fair, they were more of a unique and bizarre hybrid, but still, they were far more privatized than 99.99% other federal programs.)

    1. Now, if we are all getting together to say “Okay this is the beginning of the slippery slope to getting rid of all this shit entirely” then okay.

      But I don’t see that happening. Once you create a “private” business, the second you try to legislate it away people will cry “This is a jobs-killing bill.”

      At least when you try to cut funds for government programs (except for the military) people on both sides of the aisle don’t cry about the firing public workers who administer those programs.

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