An in depth read as to why government should not be run like a business.
” “This American Life” did a segment portraying Springs citizens as the ultimate anti-tax zealots, willing to pay $125 in a new “Adopt a Streetlight” program to illuminate their own neighborhoods, but not willing to spend the same to do so for the entire city. “I’ll take care of mine” was the gist of what one council member heard from a resident when she confronted him with this fact.”
Why have all the streets lit when you can pay the same price just to light the ones in front of your house. Good deal. Great deal. Very very good deal. Believe me. Take this deal.
There are many parallels from this example that can be found with our current healthcare situation as well.
The residents of Colorado Springs undertook a radical experiment in lean government. Here’s what they got.