Commentary

Privatization in Iran?

If you’re a freedom lover like myself you’ve been watching the events in Iran unfold over the last few days with great interest. I had flashbacks of 1989 and China as students protested and challenged the rule and authority of the Ayatollah. I was forced to think that there might be a break in the “Axis of Evil” coming soon. However, you can imagine my amazement when I read a CNN story on the protests today. The original cause of the protest…a rally against the privatization of some of the universities!

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.