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Privatization of Municipality-Provided Services

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The municipal reform movement of the progressive era succeeded throughout America in establishing local government monopoly in the provision of urban services. Competitive markets in such services as fire-fighting, street lighting, refuse removal, transit, and even policing, gave way to municipal bureaus and departments. That these reforms have resulted in unresponsive and inefficient service delivery systems should occasion no great surprise.

Volume 2, Number 2 (1978)

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White, Lawrence H. "Privatization of Municipality-Provided Services." Journal of Libertarian Studies 2, No.2 (1978): 187-197.