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Third Thoughts on Contracting Out

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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07/30/2014Bruce L. Benson

Like many libertarians, I used to accept without question the idea that contracting out for government services was a good idea. After all, it puts production back into the hands of relatively efficient private producers. However, after reviewing the literature on contracting out for law enforcement services I had some second thoughts, concluding that while contracting out might solve some problems of government inefficiency, other more serious problems would remain.

Volume 11, Number 1 (1994)


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Benson, Bruce L. "Third Thoughts on Contracting Out." Journal of Libertarian Studies 11, No. 1 (1994): 44–78.