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Privatization? No. Grocery bag tax? Smoking ban? Now youíre talking.

Ted Balaker
January 27, 2005, 11:59am

"Heavy-hitter" business leaders have had it with how San Francisco operates. They've suggested a bunch of reforms, including competitive contracting for government services: So the politicos don't like privatization. What do they like? So we have the for-your-own-good nanny statism that's embedded in any smoking ban, but in this case we get an extra strong dose of junk science, and the oh-so-common "for the children" reference: Seems to run in the family:

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