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Is Privatization the Answer?
Aired 1/23/1999

Think Tank visits Indianapolis to show how the city has attempted to break up the government monopoly on city services, such as the airport, to lower cost and increase productivity. Is this form of privatization beneficial to the local economy?
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  John L. Krauss
    senior fellow at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment at Purdue University at Indianapolis
  William Styring
    senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, advisor to Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith

Originally Aired: 1/23/1999

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