Government Privatization in Missouri: Successes, Risks, and Opportunities

Source: David Stokes, Show-Me Institute, Case Study no. 17, February 2014

From the summary:
This is a case study about privatization efforts in Missouri. The goal of this paper is to document the wide variety of ways in which counties, cities, and towns can engage the private sector to effectively provide many public services. Furthermore, the intention is to discuss the many public service areas where privatization is appropriate and potentially beneficial, along with the areas it is not. The aim was not to catalog every single privatization effort at the city, county, and state level in Missouri. The plan has been to document a number of examples throughout the state in a range of public and private responsibilities. It is our aspiration to provide city officials, administrators, and interested citizens with examples of where, how, and why privatization can be expanded in their communities.