Privatization - Commentary
Arnold Wastewater Privatization: Don’t Waste the Opportunity Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Monday, October 13, 2014

Arnold will benefit from a carefully implemented sewer system privatization deal with Missouri American Water.

 
Pragmatic Privatization Works Best Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Privatizing public services can benefit residents and taxpayers throughout Missouri by lowering costs and improving service options.

 
Privatization Can Benefit Missouri Taxpayers Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, February 17, 2014

Privatizing public services can benefit residents and taxpayers throughout Missouri by lowering costs and improving service options.

 
Ambulance Service An Example Of Privatization's Benefits Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, February 17, 2014

Privatizing public services can benefit residents and taxpayers throughout Missouri by lowering costs and improving service options.

 
Let Market Guide Us To Prosperity In '14 Print E-mail
By Andrew B. Wilson   
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The path to prosperity is not rocket science. It is mainly a matter of removing government-forged manacles to economic growth.

 
South County Connector Is Opportunity For Transportation Innovation Print E-mail
By David Stokes and Joseph Miller   
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Saint Louis County should strongly consider building the proposed new South County Connector highway as Missouri’s first High-Occupancy Toll Road.

 
The Best Bargain I Ever Made Print E-mail
By Andrew B. Wilson   
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Andrew Wilson remembers Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase.

 
Ethanol Subsidies Should Be Eliminated Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, April 29, 2013

The Renewable Fuel Standard is an unnecessary part of the family of ethanol subsidies and mandates that props up the industry. It, along with all ethanol subsidies, should be eliminated.

 
North Kansas City Should Privatize Its Hospital Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, March 18, 2013

The city of North Kansas City is considering privatizing its public hospital. The city should be allowed to sell the hospital to a non-profit or for-profit hospital company. The state should not impose newly filed regulations blocking the sale to a for-profit company.

 
Contract With Veolia Would Benefit Saint Louis Water Services Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Thursday, February 14, 2013

A consulting deal to improve water provision in the City of Saint Louis is being jeopardized by political attacks. This agreement with Veolia, a private water company, would benefit Saint Louis residents.

 
Dispute About Parking Stirs Up Trouble In The Ozarks Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

There is a big brouhaha over parking at the Lake of the Ozarks and there are no winners in the fight.

 
Missouri’s Taxpayers Lobbying To Pay More Taxes? Print E-mail
By Mary Kate Hopkins   
Friday, September 07, 2012

Taxpayer-funded lobbying for local government entities likely will not be banned so it is time to create transparency so citizens can see how their money is being spent.

 
Land Banking Is No Miracle Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding   
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No strong evidence has been provided to show that the Jackson County Land Trust has failed, nor that a land bank could do a better job of getting vacant, city-owned property back into private, productive use.

 
Selling the Sewers: The Sweet Smell of Success Print E-mail
By Bruce Stahl   
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Officials for the city of Arnold, Mo., are considering privatizing the city’s sewer system. There are several reasons this is a good idea.

 
Making a Good System Better: Suggestions for Kansas City Government Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Three suggestions are offered for changes to local government in Kansas City that could improve public policy in the area.

 
Changes to Utility Financing Regulations Necessary for Cleaner, More Efficient Energy Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, February 28, 2011

The state's laws and regulations make it prohibitively difficult for Ameren to construct an expanded nuclear power facility. Missouri needs increased generation of environmentally friendly energy, and nuclear power is currently the most effective way to provide it. Removing CWIP restrictions from this project is a necessary maneuver.

 
Private-Sector Investment Could Build Innovative Urban Corridor Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

By bringing the efficiency and resources of the private sector to the public sphere, Missouri could expand its interstate and freight rail transportation infrastructure in a way that elevates Missouri to one of the nation's primary urban corridors. Increasing the use of user fees would enable a system in which those who use the roads pay for them.

 
Columbia Could Benefit From Privatizing City’s Water and Electric Utilities Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Friday, December 10, 2010

Columbia officials and residents are debating how to deal with budget shortfalls. Those involved in the discussion should consider privatizing the city’s water and electric utilities — major services that the private sector is fully capable of managing. Studies have demonstrated that private utilities are generally more efficient than municipal utilities.

 
Private Sector Can Help Kansas City Manage Its Public Infrastructure, Likely for Less Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Kansas City officials will soon begin researching whether privatizing certain portions of city infrastructure could save the city money. Privatization has worked elsewhere in Missouri and across the country for many forms of public services and infrastructure. Harnessing the private sector’s incentive structure could likely save Kansas City millions.

 
The City of Saint Louis Should Implement Water Meters Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, May 17, 2010

Water meters have consistently been shown to reduce water consumption, thereby helping conserve resources, but the city of Saint Louis still charges its water customers through a flat-rate billing system. Technology has decreased the cost of reading meters, so there’s little reason to continue a system in which low-use water customers subsidize high-use customers.

 
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