Over the past few days, The New York Times has published several terrifying reports about New Jersey's system of halfway houses -- privately run adjuncts to the regular system of prisons. The series is a model of investigative reporting, which everyone should read. But it should also be seen in context. The horrors described are part of a broader pattern in which essential functions of government are being both privatized and degraded.
Paul Krugman Blasts The 'Corrupt Nexus Of Privatization'