Monday, August 15, 2005

Something Not Considered in Public/Private Debate

It was mentioned by Shirah at Unbossed.
Private entities are not covered by [FOIA] laws and, thus, have no obligation to provide information. (This means that, as more public services are privatized, less information is available to the public.)

In order for the citizenry to hold private companies accountable for their costs, expenses, and actions, the citizenry needs to know what those companies are doing.

At the very least, if the government is going to hand over utilities or infrastructure (like roads) to private enterprises, there need to be laws requiring government oversight and public disclosure.

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