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    Great vid. I read about a municipality in CA that entered into an outsourcing arrangement with a neighboring community to provide all of its government services. By all accounts, the level of services improved, and the costs actually declined. Win-win, right?

    Wrong. While the community recognized huge savings, the local leftists were upset because the community that contracted to provide the services made a profit.

    That's right. The leftists would rather pay more for an inefficient government that provided worse service than pay less for an efficient government if the efficiency meant someone would make a profit off the backs of the taxpayers.


    viator | April 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, Kathleen. If I may use that overworked term – revolutionary. Everyone has dabbled in outsourcing but that is the first time I have seen almost 100% outsourcing. That presentation, of course, was the upside. I also always want to know the downside. But the possibilities and the outcome is very encouraging.

    I would like to know how they handle public education. Does anyone know?

    @ John G – Interesting question. I think there are 2 possibilities – vouchers for everyone, and people find the private school they like, or the same arrangement with teachers as they have with police and fire – defined contribution plans, not defined benefit plans for retirement savings.

    professor …there is a bit more going on with Sandy Springs I think it is one of the communities that the city of Alanta is trying to bring forcibly under its jurisdiction or maybe its the county and I think its also Sandy Springs and several other communities which are trying to form their own county so as to have a larger say in local politics rather than being drowned out by Alanta

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