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Privatization Lessons for Washington Part II: Improving Human Services

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Publication Date: September 1988

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stephen Moore

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Regulation

Type: Report


Curiously, Washington policy makers have remained oblivious to the human services privatization success stories that are flourishing today in communities throughout the country. Worse, there is an imminent danger that new federal social welfare programs will stifle these initiatives by imposing rigid regulations on local authorities. Unless Congress learns these lessons, the next generation of federal social welfare programs is destined to duplicate the failures of the first.