PRIVATIZING ROADS


Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on how his state successfully privatized a toll road that had been losing money.
DATE: 08/06/2010

Discussion Questions

1. Would you favor your state government considering leasing its roads

to private companies? Why or why not?

2. Why do you think Indiana's toll roads are running better and

cheaper now that they are under the management of a private company?

3. The improvements in the Indiana toll roads seem to be in keeping with the kinds of results John Stossel thinks one can expect when government monopolies are broken and the free market is allowed to operate. Can you think of any instances where government has run any operation better and cheaper than private enterprise when it is given the chance?


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