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Spallenzani Member Level  Thursday, 01/29/04 01:44:28 PM
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A few points here:

Contracting out government functions is not quite the same as privatizing. Take the case of charter schools. Charter schools are simply public schools run by private corporations. They do not have to compete in the market like real private schools do.

Second, what exactly is the problem with government contracting of prison services? If they can do it more efficiently than the government can do it itself, so what?

Third, the main reason why the prison industry is so large is because of the insane war on drugs. End that and the number of criminals is drastically reduced.


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