Stossel’s Battle for the Future

John Stossel did some nice work on his Fox Show The Battle for the Future.  You can watch all six segments on youtube for free.

I enjoyed the story of how Sandy Spring, GA privatized its government work that starts at 7:49 of segment 4:

Citizens complained about their tax dollars becoming profits for a private company.  The Margaret Thatcher look-a-like mayor, Eva Galambos, aptly responds:

Honestly, what difference does it make if some company is making a profit, but you’re getting a service that costs you less?

Amazing, in this time of unfunded government worker pensions that we don’t hear about more local governments going this route.

Also, starting about 6 minute mark is a prescient (I believe I originally saw this show aired a couple months ago) segment on what’s happening in Wisconsin right now.