Privatization--get out the worry beads

Rodrigue, George
June 1997
Nieman Reports;Summer97, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p12
Looks at the proposed privatization of health and welfare services provision in the United States. Areas in which privatization of state service appears to be successful; Questions this would raise for journalists; Problems which could arise from privatization of such services.


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