Freeman

June 1987

Volume 37, 1987

FEATURES

Pay Television and Property Rights

JUNE 01, 1987 by JOSEPH S. FULDA

By broadening the rights of pay television companies, the FCC weakens the individual's right to use his property in entirely permissible ways.

Privatizing Federal Programs

JUNE 01, 1987 by HANS SENNHOLZ

Privatization transfers services from government agencies to private producers. The efficiency gains that flow from competitive enterprise are to be used to cut spending.[1] Privatization is also said to pay rich political dividends. It creates powerful groups of providers and beneficiaries who profit from the programs. They may be mobilized to support privatization and build a coalition for decisive spending Cuts.[2]

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