UK Housing Debate Continues…

The recent University of Kentucky student housing debate has driven a lot of attention to private property surrounding the school.  This attention has included student protests at city council meetings, random inspections by the fire marshal and city code enforcement, and even visits to the area by Mayor Newberry and UK president Lee Todd. While…

Accountability, transparency key to making privatization work for citizens

The key to making privatization work is the accountability produced by a clear, quality contract. Such an agreement allowed Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to cancel a $1.34 billion contract with IBM Corp. to automate the application process for several supplemental government programs, including food stamps and Medicaid. The Associated Press reports that Daniels said the…

Quote of the day…

Today, Elinor Ostrom was awarded the Nobel prize for economics along with Oliver Williamson. In addition to the prestige of winning the award, Ostrom also has the distinction of being the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economics. Ostrom’s work studied how communities manage resources better on their own rather than being told…