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- When Government Employees Are Supposedly Cheaper and Better Motivated than Private ContractorsWhen approaching public agencies, I hear this all the time: that their accounting shows that it is cheaper to do tasks themselves than to use private sources for the same service. The problem is that government accounting systems are not set up to make this sort of decision well. Critical cost categories, from capital assets […] […]
- Our Company Has Four Campgrounds on Sunset Magazines Best of the West ListSunset Magazine just had its annual “Best Campgrounds of the West” issue and we have four of the campgrounds we operate on the list — pretty good considering we only operate in two of the four regions they cover (we operate 4 of the 54 campgrounds they recognize in CA, AZ, and NM). On the list […] […]
- Applied Underwriters ReviewA week or two ago at another blog I posted my review and very negative experiences with Applied Underwriters. Since that time, Applied Underwriters has responded by threatening me with lawsuits to try to get me to remove these reviews from the internet. All their lawyers’s actions have done is convince me that it is […] […]
- Over-Policing of ParksI have written before about the tendency of parks agency to go crazy on police coverage. For some reason, it has become common for parks to either a) make all park staff law enforcement officers or b) create vast law enforcement infrastructures as separate departments in parks. In many locations, this is entirely unnecessary. Worse, […] […]
- How Are Public Parks Like Universities?Glenn Reynolds is writing about colleges, but he could just as easily be writing about public parks: Full-time administrators now outnumber full-time faculty. And when times get tough, schools have a disturbing tendency to shrink faculty numbers while keeping administrators on the payroll. Teaching gets done by low-paid, nontenured adjuncts, but nobody ever […]
- PERC on Private Operation of Public ParksMy article on private operation of public parks has been published by PERC and is now up at their web site. It’s called “A Tale of Two Parks” and compares the costs of private and public operation, among a number of other issues. […]