Chicago to Privatize Paving

Mayor Richard Daley said he would halt all street repaving projects by city employees and assign their work to private contractors because he is “sick and tired” of public corruption. The move heightened fears that the mayor would use the corruption scandal as a pretext for slashing the city payroll.

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.