Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Interesting Look at Privatized Military Housing

If you have 20 minutes, this PBS piece from Bill Moyers' Journal (Dec. 19, 2008) is certainly worth watching on a slow weekend for perspective on privatized military housing.

The Laurelwood housing mess results partly from the government's longstanding view of privatization as a cost-saving measure. To be sure, there is little monetary outlay and at the same time our military is presumably filling its housing needs. Quite the contrary, according to this expose, which looks into a case on the West Coast where a particular contractor once banned by HUD cozied up to a military bigwig to garner a large contract at Washington State military bases. And, yes, the Navy is at the center of it...sense a trend?!



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