Partners Not Rivals

"Renowned legal scholar Martha Minow takes on this unexamined change in our public life.

Author: Martha Minow

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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"Renowned legal scholar Martha Minow takes on this unexamined change in our public life. She acknowledges that private commercial interests are here to stay and that religious providers have long played crucial roles in health care, social services, and schooling. New arrangements expanding these trends are not necessarily bad - market forces can be useful in improving public services, and the motivation and know-how of religious groups can help many of the most needy. Minow shows us how to guard against the dangers of privatization and preserve essential public values of due process, freedom from discrimination, and democratic participation."--BOOK JACKET.

Privatization and the Public Good

Privatization and the Public Good investigates concerns within the realm of public higher education. For administrators, this book reveals solutions for handling rising tuition cost, appropriating funds, and other university concerns.

Author: Matthew T. Lambert

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612507323

Category: Education

Page: 332

View: 739

Privatization and the Public Good investigates concerns within the realm of public higher education. For administrators, this book reveals solutions for handling rising tuition cost, appropriating funds, and other university concerns.

Privatization for the Public Good

This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region.

Author: Felipe Barrera-Osorio

Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank

ISBN: 1597820601

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 896

This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region. Its central message is that in many cases, contrary to popular belief, society as a whole and in particular the poor have benefited from privatization. The book presents a careful analysis of the various mechanisms through which privatization has an impact on welfare, an analysis that by and large has been missing from the debate. Case studies of water sector privatization in Argentina and Colombia, and also the telecom industry in Peru are included.

The Privatization of Everything

America’s leading defender of the public interest and a bestselling historian show us how to prevent the private takeover of our cherished public resources “Donald Cohen is a bright star in the progressive firmament, and The ...

Author: Donald Cohen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620976625

Category: Political Science

Page:

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America’s leading defender of the public interest and a bestselling historian show us how to prevent the private takeover of our cherished public resources “Donald Cohen is a bright star in the progressive firmament, and The Privatization of Everything brilliantly distills and illustrates the critically important idea that our public goods should be controlled by the American people.” —Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains As people reach for social justice and better lives, they create public goods—free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others—that must be kept out of the market. When private interests take over, they strip public goods of their power to lift people up, creating instead a tool to diminish democracy, further inequality, and separate us from each other. The Privatization of Everything, by the founder of In the Public Interest, an organization dedicated to shared prosperity and the common good, chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods into private profit centers. Ever since Ronald Reagan labeled government a dangerous threat, privatization has touched every aspect of our lives, from water and trash collection to the justice system and the military. However, citizens can, and are, wresting back what is ours. A Montana city took back its water infrastructure after finding that they could do it better and cheaper. Colorado towns fought back well-funded campaigns to preserve telecom monopolies and hamstring public broadband. A motivated lawyer fought all the way to the Supreme Court after the State of Georgia erected privatized paywalls around its legal code. The Privatization of Everything connects the dots across a broad spectrum of issues and raises larger questions about who controls the public things we all rely on, exposing the hidden crisis of privatization that has been slowly unfolding over the last fifty years and giving us a road map for taking our country back.

Privatization and the Public Sector

spent on in terms of an economist ' s categorization into public goods and merit
goods . A public good This is a good or service that is difficult to price to an
individual consumer . If it is to be provided for some it has to be provided for all .
As it is ...

Author: Bryan Hurl

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 93

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A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods

Public goods are typically defined only in reference to the good itself but, as this book argues, the public goods can be better understood if contextual variables are incorporated.

Author: Thomas Laudal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000706702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

View: 400

Public goods are typically defined only in reference to the good itself but, as this book argues, the public goods can be better understood if contextual variables are incorporated. This book discusses the production and provision of public goods. It asserts that changes related to public goods are better understood if the category of goods are not decided solely by the properties of the good itself. We also need to focus on how the enabled utility of a good is influenced by the production and the provision of the good. The book opens with a brief introduction to common conceptions of public goods and a review of the existing literature - highlighting the limitations of current definitions of public goods. It presents a new multi-layered approach to public goods. This has implications for the discourse on public goods and for our understanding of the societal and environmental impact of public goods. The implications are illustrated in several areas; public goods in ancient history, privatization, innovation, competitiveness and prices, democracy and political standards, and economic growth. The book provides a provocative argument for a new way to analyze public goods which will appeal to scholars and students interested in the economic analysis of public goods, arguments regarding the privatizing or nationalizing of production and services, and method of modelling and measuring sustainable business activities.

Public Education Democracy and the Common Good

Attempts to Privatize the Public Schools . Efforts at privatization are an ill -
disguised attempt to weaken public education . ... Public education privateers are
intent on serving their own interests and have little concern for the common good
.

Author: Donovan R. Walling

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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In the early days of the American republic, universal public education was proposed as the surest support of the common good and the only institution that could ensure and sustain the good health of the American democracy. Is this proposition still true today? If so, how should we act on this proposition--as educators, as citizens? For this anthology, the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation invited essays on this topic based on research and informed opinion. --From cover.

Public Goods Mixed Goods and Monopolistic Competition

The turning point for ambiguous goods revolves around the ability to redistribute
income in a nonmarketing mode through tax policy . ... To privatize the possibly
nonexcludable public good requires an extra cost to make the good excludable .

Author: Stephen Shmanske

Publisher: TAMU Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Public goods and monopolistic competition have traditionally been separate fields of study in microeconomics, each field having its own array of models. In this book, Stephen Shmanske builds a theoretical bridge between these two areas, suggesting that public goods and monopolistic competition are different dimensional simplifications of the same general model. The author argues first that the generic model for public goods has two dimensions of consumption but that public goods models have usually ignored or simplified the utilization dimension. Furthermore, private goods models in the monopolistic competition vein also have two implicit dimensions of consumption, but again, one of the dimensions is treated in a very constrained fashion. As it turns out, between public goods and monopolistic competition, each model emphasizes the dimension that is ignored or simplified in the other. Thus, the general, mixed goods model draws from both traditions, using the results of one model to generalize and extend the other. An immediate implication of the analysis is that the traditional models of public goods and monopolistic competition have focused on special cases and thus have provided misleading conclusions. Specifically, monopolistic competition and other models of differentiated oligopoly have reached conclusions in settings that emphasize uniform pricing despite the facts that (1) discriminatory pricing has been studied in competitive situations in public goods models, (2) discriminatory pricing is the more usual pricing method, and (3) the results obtained using uniform pricing do not generalize to more sophisticated pricing regimes. Meanwhile, public goods models have focused on special cases like national defense, where the results obtained do not generally apply in other public or mixed goods settings. Shmanske's conclusions have great relevance to policy formation on public goods provision. Public goods and mixed goods are not curious anomalies; they are all around us, and in most cases competitive private sector agents can and have been providing public goods with no market failure. Professionals and scholars in the areas of public finance and industrial organization will appreciate Shmanske's careful critique of existing models and his rigorous conceptualizing and modeling of public goods in private markets characterized by monopolistic competition.

The Privatization Option

If we desire to improve efficiency and eliminate public sector waste , we must
change property rights arrangements by adopting privatization policies . The
Public Goods - Externality Problem Even though theory points to the superiority of
 ...

Author: Stuart M. Butler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Privatization

Page: 98

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Limits to Privatization

This chapter is intended to contribute to a more systematic understanding of
global public goods financing . It examines some of the new financing
arrangements in order to understand where change is headed and how it could
be furthered .

Author: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 475

A report to the Club of Rome.

Privatization

The Concept of Privatization : Clarity and Clarification There is obviously a need
for clarification and enunciation of a ... The traditional distinction of goods into '
public goods ' and ' private goods ' , with the Government responsible only for the
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Economic policy

Page: 380

View: 722


Privatization in Higher Education

disadvantages of privatizing production versus the advantages and
disadvantages of privatizing provision . Public and Private Goods A brief
discussion of the nature of public and private goods may be of some usefulness
here . Public goods ...

Author: W. Matthew Kelley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Higher education and state

Page: 158

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A Grammar of the Common Good

The fact that these areas of service provision have come under increased
pressure for privatization illustrates the way in which the debate about what is in
fact for the common good is ongoing and never complete . The debate about ...

Author: Patrick Riordan

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 353

Patrick Riordan&’s timely study analyzes the concept of the common good in light of recent heightened interest in globalization.>

Policy Studies Journal

particularly attractive candidates for privatization . Yet , these airports ...
significant costs . The Public Interest An important reason to question the wisdom
of completely privatizing airports in the United States resides in the different
management ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Privatization and Regulation in Latin America

There exists a consensus about the obligation of the state to ensure the provision
of public goods , while private goods are left to private sector . However , the
ways public goods are provided are subject to endless debates . This provision ...

Author: Werner Baer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Latin America

Page: 192

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Microeconomics

defense and other pure public goods cannot generally be based on voluntary
transactions if such goods are to be ... OF PRIVATIZATION Although the private
sector is not expected to supply an efficient quantity of a pure public good , it is ...

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins College

ISBN:

Category: Microeconomics

Page: 720

View: 370

Taking a modern approach to teaching standard microeconomic theory, this text uses a number of carefully selected, real-life examples - both domestic and international - from today's headlines to help facilitate students' understanding of core economic concepts. All mathematical equations and calculations are addressed in Maths Notepad features as well as in occasional calculus references in selected appendices. The text brings the modern theory of the firm-transaction costs, the agency problem, search theory, asymmetric information, game theory and bilaterals contracting - into the standard discussion of firms and markets, while also incorporating results from finance literature on how markets adjust to risk and uncertainty, including the roles of futures and swap markets.

Private Markets for Public Goods

5 million . The second wave began in 1994 in the Czech Republic alone . For a
good description , see Kalus - Bystricky and Pick , “ Reform Process in the Czech
Republic " ; and Josef Kotrba , “ The Privatization Process in the Czech Republic
 ...

Author: Carol Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780815710257

Category: Capitalism

Page: 380

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The authors report on national demographic trends, examine the current living conditions of the aged population, explain the structure of the retirement system, and estimate future budgetary costs of the public programs. They also discuss national debates over the potential reform of public retirement systems.

Privatization and Public Policy

However , interest group activities , such as campaign contributions and lobbying
expenditures , are a public good from the point of view of the members . As a
result , these activities suffer from some of the same problems as market
provision ...

Author: Vincent Wright

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 1050

View: 832

Privatization is now a universal practice and is the result of a set of interrelated factors, all of which are explored in this collection. Privatization has also become an academic industry, generating a vast outpouring of books and articles.This authoritative two volume collection, which includes a new introduction by the editors, concentrates on the public policy of privatization, and explores its dimensions by presenting key theoretical and empirical articles. The volumes are also clearly interdisciplinary, bringing together for the first time articles informed by political science, economics and sociology.The collection will be invaluable for both practitioners and academics, especially those involved in the study of applied economics, public policy and political science.