That’s how much interest the state of Indiana has earned from privatizing the Indiana Toll Road. This website is brilliant, hosted by the Indiana Department of Transportation it gives you an up to the second account of how much they’ve earned. Be sure to “click” to get the updated figure…wait a second and click again. Its really quite fun… I wonder if the Pennsylvania Legislature will create a similar website showing how much interest the state is paying after they passed on privatizing the Pennsylvania Turnpike and has elected for more debt and fees.
Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.