Ellen Dannin @ Truthout - The privatization of public services isn't a new trend. In the period in which the Clinton-Gore administration was promoting privatizing the military's physical infrastructure, such as housing for the troops, it also was actively pursuing the privatization of jobs associated with the military. Its "theme song" seems to have been a parody of "My Fair Lady's" "Why Can't a Woman Be More like a Man?"
Yes, indeed, "Why Can't the Public Sector Be More like the Capitalist, Profit-Maximizing Private Sector?" Read more.