With only $76 million left of a $1.2 billion lump sum payment for turning over control of the city’s parking meters to a private consortium, voters and media pundits will ask the prospective candidates in the next few months their positions on privatizing city services and whether it’s wise to have done some privatizing of services the way Mayor Daley did:
Round one goes to the people.
Better Government Association director Andy Shaw talks about the lawsuit on WFLD-TV.
On Tom’s Bookshelf
Barbara Ehrenreich - Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War
Jefferson Cowie - Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
Simon Johnson and James Kwak - Thirteen Bankers
Richard Rorty - Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
Olivia Manning - Fortunes of War: the Balkan Trilogy