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Pittsburgh Hires Former Reagan Privatization Advisor To Fix Water Troubles

By Donald Cohen

“Simply put, your infrastructure may be more valuable to you—and to the public—in someone else’s hands.”

That’s Steve Steckler, founder of infrastructure consulting firm IMG, writing to public officials in a 2003 paper published by the libertarian Reason Foundation.

Steckler is as pro-privatization as they come. A key architect of Ronald Reagan’s 1987 President’s Commission on Privatization, he helped develop a roadmap of federal government functions to hand to the private sector, including the Postal Service and school vouchers. Luckily, the Democratic Party’s stranglehold on the House throughout the 1980s blocked Reagan’s privatization assault.

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Source:: Huffington Post Green