Failing government monopolies and looming alternatives
- Event: 2012 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.
- Location: Frisco/Burlington
- Audio file: No audio file available.
For a century, building roads and delivering mail have pretty much been government monopolies. Taxes built roads; postage moved the mail. Both schemes fall way short these days. So roads are built, run and even owned outright by investors. That means tolls, even if governments are still involved. And the Postal Service, facing big losses and shrinking volume, is begging for the chance to get into new businesses. If it does, businesses may get to do more mail work. Find out how to follow the money – and the data – across these new landscapes for roads and mail.
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