Monday, February 05, 2007

Right-tweaking the public enterprise

It's been visible in Florida for years that the Republican-dominated government was trying to spin off as many state jobs as possible into for-profit organizations. Followers of the national news could see much the same thing in the widespread use of contractors to support the Iraq war. Now comes the New York Times with a dramatic report on how widespread this kind of contracting really is -- to the point that sometimes it's contractors, not the government, who oversee contractors. I highly recommend Sunday's report by Scott Shane and Ron Nixon. (You'll need to register to use the Times site, if you haven't already.)

For background, I turned up a couple of useful links:

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