Why not privatize public jobs?


The Pacheco law, which deters privatization across the nation, is being looked at, at least when it comes to transportation. And even though for the particular instance the law was not able to be re-pealed, it gives notice that privatization for public jobs may be coming into the open forum. Joseph Giglio, expert in transportation and strategy at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, recognizes that strong management has traditionally been bred from the private sector, due to financial provision. He says, "[Sic] the only practical way to assure that public agencies are consistently well-managed may be to turn at least some of them over to private companies that are willing and able to pay top dollar for superior managers."