October 9, 2013


Privatizing the undocumented. Could President Obama’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) lead to higher rates of detentions for undocumented immigrants? Progressive critics of CIR say the private prisons industry has pushed for tougher border security in order to profit from increased detentions, but industry representatives deny the allegations.  Al Jazeera America

Credit Rating Firm Catalogs Toll Road Woes. Fitch Ratings, sees trouble ahead for toll road projects and public private partnerships in general. In a report issued Monday, the credit rating agency outlined the failures of tolling and related projects in the United States and around the world, though the agency remains optimistic on the viability of this road funding mechanism.  TheNewspaper.com           

Privatize The National Monuments: Well, It’s One Shutdown Solution. Ayn Rand followers over the years have advocated for the privatization of almost everything: space travel, schools, even roads. Hudgins himself testified before Congress about privatizing the U.S. Postal Service in 1996.  Huffington Post

Outsourced Government: Have We Gone Too Far? Recent security problems involving contractors suggest that we need to rethink what government services should be performed by the private sector. Governing

FL: Privatized prison health care is worse than you thought. What we didn’t quite know, and apparently weren’t supposed to know, is that Corizon has been sued for malpractice 660 times in the last five years; Wexford has faced an alarming 1,092 malpractice complaints in the same period. Both have had to pay out substantial claims after being found guilty either by settlement or jury. Orlando Weekly

NJ: Mayor exploring privatization. Mayor Bob Hurst reported Monday that he and City Attorney Jerry Stilwell are looking into privatizing the city’s sanitation system. Princeton Daily Clarion