Like Obama said, Privatize the TVA!

Steve Esposito has some thoughts on President Obama’s proposal to privatize the Tennessee Valley Authority, a massive bureaucracy of electricity generation, flood control, jobs for cousins, patronage and waste. And some cautions about the idea’s prospects.

Republicans in Congress, who you might think would love the idea of privatizing a big federal agency that benefits few while costing many, was quick to oppose Obama’s proposal. Esposito breaks down and answers some of the objections to privatization.

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Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Moore leads Reason's policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on topics such as privatization, government and regulatory reform, air quality, transportation and urban growth, prisons and utilities.