Privatizing Public Services for the Many yields huge Profits for the Few

This report probes the interstices of what’s going on in our hometowns and regions. Think twice before privatizing roads, schools, utilities . . .

May there be many more such detailed descriptions of corrupt “privatization” practices of casino capitalism.

New Report Sheds Light On America’s Top Paid ‘Government Workers’

February 19, 2014

by Ellyn Fortino

progressillinois, via Rose

Excerpt:

Shar Habibi, research and policy director at In the Public Interest, a nonpartisan organization focused on promoting responsible contracting, said there is nothing inherently wrong with businesses making a profit on privatized public services.

“But not when that profit comes at the expense of public health and safety,” she stressed. “Not when taxpayers suddenly realize they no longer have control over their own schools, roads or water systems. Not when the heads of these corporations make salaries that are literally 200 times what a dedicated public service worker makes.”

Shar Habibi, research and policy director at In the Public Interest, a nonpartisan organization focused on promoting responsible contracting, said there is nothing inherently wrong with businesses making a profit on privatized public services.

“But not when that profit comes at the expense of public health and safety,” she stressed. “Not when taxpayers suddenly realize they no longer have control over their own schools, roads or water systems. Not when the heads of these corporations make salaries that are literally 200 times what a dedicated public service worker makes.”

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