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  • Washington Journal Jeff Foust on NASAs Use of Private Space Companies
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    NASA's Use of Private Space Companies

    Jeff Foust talked about the June 28, 2015, explosion of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was full of supplies, 139 seconds after liftoff and the larger issue of NASA using…

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  • emNo They Cant Why Government Fails  But Individuals Succeedem
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    No They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    John Stossel contends that the government and politicians, regardless of political affiliation, are incapable of addressing the political and social issues facing the United States. The author,…

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    Betraying Our Troops

    Dina Rasor and Robert Bauman talked about the book they co-authored, Betraying Our Troops: The Destructive Results of Privatizing War, published by Palgrave Macmillan. They described the…

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    Corporate Warriors: Privatized Military Industry

    Mr. Singer discussed his new book, Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, published by Cornell University Press. The book explores how private, specialized…

    169 views
  • Future of Competitive Sourcing
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    Future of Competitive Sourcing

    Mr. Walker and Professor Light debated both sides of competitive sourcing, or, using outside sources to compete with some federal organizations to lower costs of purchasing or employment.…

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  • Air Traffic Control Privatization
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    Air Traffic Control Privatization

    Ms. Marlin talked about the Federal Aviation Administration plan permit privatization of air traffic control operations at some airports. Opponents of the plan, including Ms. Marlin, argued…

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  • Air Traffic Control Privatization
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    Air Traffic Control Privatization

    Ms. Blakey talked about the Federal Aviation Administration plan permit privatization of air traffic control operations at some airports. Supporters of the plan said that private air…

    44 views
  • Medicare and Private Health Plans
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    Medicare and Private Health Plans

    Ms. Ignagni talked about the benefits of competition between Medicare and private health plans. She said that the private sector could often provide individuals with a superior alternative,…

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  • Opening Government Jobs to Competition
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    Opening Government Jobs to Competition

    Mr. Cahlink talked about the Bush Administration’s plans to open government jobs, specifically in the Defense Department, to private sector competition. The proposal includes procedures for…

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  • Air Traffic Control System
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    Air Traffic Control System

    The Presidential Commission on Privatization, established in September of 1987 to determine what operations currently run by the government could be transferred to the private sector, heard…

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