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Elliott Sclar: The Economics of Privatization

The notion that governments are a prime example of waste and inefficiency, while businesses are cost-effective and productive, has spurred governments to hire private companies to deliver everything from mass transit and mail delivery to secondary education. But privatization has its costs -- both economically and socially. -- Elliott D. Sclar, Professor of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Director of Urban Planning graduate programs, School of Architecture

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Published: Feb 01, 2001
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004