Commentary

Privatize Elections?

Political satire from The Onion: Citing the “extreme inefficiency” of this month’s U.S. presidential election, key Republicans called for future elections to be conducted by the private sector. “There’s too much talk about the accuracy and fairness of our national elections, and not enough about their proficiency and profitability.” Alas, they miss the point that privatization can save money and improve performance…in fact, it usually does.

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.