In the world of government, the word “privatization” has become a dirty word. Of course, those who run government agencies don’t want to hear that private companies could do the same job, more efficiently and cheaper. Advocates of government will give you every reason in the book why it’s a bad idea to contract out some services, as opposed to keeping public employees on the payroll. Of course, the public unions will try every trick in the book to stop all privatization at any cost.
But, let’s look at some of the simplified reasons how the City of North Miami Beach could save tax dollars and run more efficiently by contracting out certain services. For starters, please click on this chart above to magnify it so you can read about the relationship between contract workers and in-house workers. Then please read my essay below so you can understand my thoughts. Please remember, this is just my opinion based on my own research. If you disagree, please explain why and give some examples. I’m certainly open to discussion. Continue reading