Do It Yourself Government
By: Mark W Adams

Interesting transposition today in the WaPost.

You've got Condi Rice and Richard Lugar writing in praise of privatizing reconstruction of war-torn nations and developmental aid to emerging nations. Mercenaries for the disaster capitalists.

Then there's regular investigative reporter, Walter Pincus, telling us about what the real costs of privatizing the intel community has cost according to a report by National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell -- about twice as expensive as hiring a full-time government employee who costs the government on average $126,500 with benefits figured in, while it cost us a quarter million per contractor to do the same job.

I think there's a very simple problem here and that the administration's default position to consistently push to privatize absolutely everything is exactly the wrong approach.

But hey, I was a political science and communications major. YOU do the math.