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Public Assets

An Emergency Manager Would Put Belle Isle at Risk

Tiya Miles | Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit
Tiya Miles

If an emergency manager were to be assigned, a potential outcome would be the sale of Belle Isle. If Detroit is a black city, then Belle Isle is black land. It is precious, peaceful, protected land held in trust for the people of the city.

Soaking the Rich in Obama's Jobs Plan?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The Obama Administration's spectrum reallocation policy has been characterized by lots of talk of spectrum auctions and fees while in practice relying almost exclusively on giveaways.

America for Sale: Is Goldman Sachs Buying Your City?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

In an era of increasingly stretched local and state budgets, privatization of public assets may be so tempting to local politicians that the trend seems unstoppable. What would it be like to have a government that is for-profit rather than For the People?

Finally, a Craigslist for Government Assets

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

If you're looking for a good deal on public assets, Allen & Overy LLP, a leading international law firm, has a product for you.