Post Number: 97
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 9:54 pm: || |
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20 080402/ts_alt_afp/usairtranspo rtprivatization
Chicago has raised billions for infrastructure and reduced its costs by billions by privatizing some things. Read the last couple paragraphs of the above article. Maybe we will be doing this in Detroit and Michigan in 20 years...if there is a "we" left.
Post Number: 213
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 9:59 pm: || |
I thought you were talking about the Wings/Hawks game tonight.
Post Number: 204
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:12 pm: || |
LOL....so did I!
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:13 pm: || |
Be careful what you wish for.
Privatization is not necessarily a good thing.
Post Number: 306
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:28 pm: || |
Yes, there probably will be more privatization of infrastructure in the next two decades.
Some names to watch: Cintra, Macquarie, Halcrow to name a few.
Also note, the main players are from outside of the US. They have a lot more experience at infrastructure privitization.
They are licking their chops, as most US governments are seen as naive waifs waiting for a quick cash infusion.
I'm not saying that privatization is a bad thing. I just want to make sure that we (the public) get a good deal out of long-term concessions.
Post Number: 5714
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:35 pm: || |
Chicago privatized its water utility last year. One of Detroit's worst governmental enterprises is its water board. It's seems that Detroit could take yet another page from Chicago's book in that regard...
Post Number: 1901
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:41 pm: || |
Chicago's been kicking our butt since the 80s, it's not even a good comparison anymore.
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:45 pm: || |
Well the magic number is 1 for the Presidents Trophy for the Wings to get.
Post Number: 5715
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:53 pm: || |
In the 1970s or 1980s, Chicago's public schools might even have been worse than DPS, if that were even possible. A Chicago Tribune study of those schools shows that CPS is still way below the national average--which itself isn't so hot either.
Post Number: 1115
|Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 3:13 am: || |
It's sad to think that in 1965 Chicago and Detroit were very comparable cities.
"Chicago, Detroit, New York its all the same place..." Grateful Dead circa 1970.
Post Number: 7268
|Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 9:47 am: || |
The way that Chicago maintain its image because of more jobs, investment revenues and ethnic stability by means of segregation and xenophobia and demarcation. A positive way from White Chicagoans and but bad for Black, Hispanic and Asian Chicagoans. White folks in Chicago fought economic flight and growing black, Hispanic and communities and won. They kept the black population under 35%, Asians under 4% and Hispanics under 27%. White folks in Chicago had also contained political wards, public schools, and its historic neighborhoods mostly in the North and Southwest sides within property value ranges and their 2.8 million people population is still stable. Chicago does get international attention then most cities because they kept reputation in tact.
Post Number: 2979
|Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 9:51 am: || |
Sounds to me like Chicago is selling itself off to the highest bidder...
I was amused that this was one of the stories at the bottom of that page under top US News (to add on to the Detroit vs. Chicago theme):
2 attorneys emerge in Detroit mayor case