When Going Private Costs More

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 05:47

Eduardo Porter had a nice piece in the NYT making the point that privatized services will often be less efficient than publicly provided services. Porter notes research that argues that when the service in question is not well-defined and easily measured it is likely to better provided directly by the public sector. This would be the case with education, health care and other major services that are largely provided by the government.