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Re: Doubling the subway fare in 1948

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Tue Apr 16 05:35:21 2019, in response to Re: Doubling the subway fare in 1948, posted by randyo on Mon Apr 15 14:45:40 2019.

govít run police and fire services are really the only sources of those forms of public services.

There was a big push towards privatization a 20 years ago. There are for profit companies that provide fire services to towns. Rye Brook's experience demonstrated a few perils.

Incidentally, fire departments are an outgrowth of insurance companies providing fire insurance. The insurance companies would fight fires on policy holders' property. There were many companies competing for policy holders within the same geographic area. That system did not work in the 19th century.

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