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for expanded bus/rail • Altamonte Springs (FL) tried to create the public FlexBus system • Both ended up with Uber • Uber has public transit agreements with San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and more
otherwise at the Facility and will utilize video visitation for all non- professional on-site visitors.” (Securus Contract, Kansas) 10% revenues commission to the county, but only if the number of paid video visits reached at least 8,000 for that month. If Securus grossed $2.6 million or more, the county’s percentage rose to 20%. (Securus Contract, Arizona)
million for college tuition and related expenses. Ohio (Example) Public colleges had the most requests: • 527 from Ohio University • 409 from Kent State • 298 from Ohio State • 286 from University of Akron • 143 from Cleveland State
university, one that is supported mostly by the state, to a university that is privatized. Yes, we are a public university, yes we hold public university values and ideas, but we are becoming privatized.” Bob Davies, Former President of Murray State University (2018)
including skateboard racks, computer access during waiting times, a self-help center and televisions in the waiting area. A 24- hour-a-day nurse line was made available to students. “Privatizing health services was new, but the handwriting was on the wall.”
individual good, rather than a collective good that benefits society. • When we offer more credentials in lieu of a stronger social contract, it is Lower Ed. • There's so much disdain for for-profit students/schools. And so little for labor markets that produce/sustain them. • We used to solve labor market crises with public responses. Now we push it onto individuals, who are pressured into credentialing.
visits for customers in need • abides by city regulations • makes operational data public “Doing right by drivers, ensuring a fair wage, doing right by the community.” “We want to make transportation more accessible for everyone in the Austin area.”
of the Story Private Benefits: • ⬆ employment fringe benefits • ⬇ unemployment • ⬆ health • ⬇ disability • ⬇ imprisonment • ⬆ life satisfaction • Better marriage • 25% ⬇ mortality rate • Life expectancy ⬆ from 74 to 81 partially passed to children! External Benefits • Productivity spillover in regional income • Greater CEP means greater tax revenues • Reduction of need for public assistance • Lowered crime and reduction in dollar value of harm to crime victims Philip Trostel