Tagged: Privatisation

A case study in privatisation - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Apr 03, 2013

At the IEA blog Wayne A. Leighton discusses the telecom reforms undertaken in Guatemala. He writes, In 1996, Guatemala adopted one of the most market-oriented telecom reforms in the world. The benefits to the country followed quickly as coverage expanded, competition surged, and prices plummeted. He then asks the question, So, what is special about the … Read More

Sounds Familiar - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 03, 2009

This is the section on health from the 2025 Task Force summary: 10. Health: a. A funder-provider model should be reintroduced in the hospital sector, allowing much greater private sector involvement in the provision of taxpayer-funded services. b. Universal (unrelated to income or health status) subsidies for doctors’ visits should be abolished. c. Subsidies for prescription pharmaceuticals should be substantially … Read More

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