Molly Ball, The Atlantic, Goes Yard on the Myth of Privatization

During one of their debates in 2012, Mitt Romney said to Barack Obama, “the private sector always does it better.”

That’s Gospel for a certain strain of political thought, but it’s flat wrong. But it has nonetheless driven public policy from many quarters though – despite the glowing promises of cost-effectiveness, savings, and improved service – it often works to the detriment of taxpayers and their quality of life.

In her Atlantic piece, skewers the myth nicely.

There is already a fair bit of information out there on this subject, but it’s nonetheless a message that needs constant repetition.



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