Privatizing infrastructure, government and the private sector

Source: Need to Know on PBS, September 16, 2011

This week, NPR “Weekend Edition” host Scott Simon guest hosts Need to Know in the first episode of our new half-hour format. We look at the ways some cities have decided to cope with dwindling funds and the threat of bankruptcy — leasing public assets to private investors. Also, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman discusses shrinking state budgets and the difficult decisions states are faced with in today’s economy. And: Jon Meacham returns with an “In Perspective” essay on the balance between the government and the private sector.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

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