What's More Important - Capitalism or Democracy?
Leonard Gilroy, Reason Foundation joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier this year - the Florida State Senate struck down a bill that would have privatized two dozen prisons and correction facilities in that state. Since the decision in Florida - other states - like Arizona and Louisiana - have considered legislation that would give corporations like the Corrections Corporation of America the power to run their prisons. But prisons aren't the only thing being converted to profit centers in America. Privatization efforts are occuring at all levels of government - and in all industries - from education to transportation and telecommunications. Last week - The Reason Foundation released it's Annual Privatization Report - which details the latest on ways millionaires and billionaires can make even more profits off the commons.