May 21, 2004
Outsourcing government

Greg has a long excerpt from this Governing magazine article on the latest trends in outsourcing state government functions to the private sector. Texas is now on the leading edge of this, and if the program is declared a success (not the same as actually being a success; call me cynical) it's likely to kick off a trend around the country. Check it out, it's a good read.

One point of interest: The article mentions our old friend Gregg Phillips, whose ethical and biographical questions have not been fully explored by the media here. How much of any of this do you know, and how much have you seen in the Chronicle?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 21, 2004 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack

You know, if they were to offshore certain aspects of Texas government, that might be something. We can pay a Wipro contractor just 10% of what an American governor would want in Austin to do the job, and he'd probably do it better...

Posted by: Michael on May 21, 2004 11:38 PM