Privatising public assets is back on the agenda with Treasurer Hockey reigniting the discussion with his offer to State governments of a bonus if they sell remaining public assets and spend proceeds on new much needed infrastructure.
The Mercury ran an opinion piece on April 7th from one of its resident op ed writers Hodgman has to sell off assets urging Will Hodgman to sell assets and ditch the leftist, big government view of the world as a necessary precondition to reviving Tasmania.
The privatisation debate has been around for a while but nothing new was presented on this occasion.
The economic blogosphere is full of bloggers trying to come to grips with the causes of the GFC. At the heart of this discussion are the matters of money, debt, and the role of government and hence is of particular relevance to the issue of privatisation.