P3M; Honest elections and asteroids

February 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

In This Issue From the Chair

P3M
Honest elections and asteroids
P3M

Public/Private Partnerships (P3′s) seem to have been the rage for a certain segment of our society for at least 10 years.

I remember talking to a bicycle shop owner in Denver back in 2002 and he was all excited about this warm and fuzzy concept.  It sounds so … friendly.

But, of course, what some (all?) of these partnerships are is nothing more than a shift of monopoly from government to private government cronies.  So let’s properly call them P3M’s.

This week I want to write an opinion piece explaining the libertarian position on the 50-year contract given to an Australian company to build HOT lanes along 36.

I’ll bring my laptop.  Please bring new and fresh thoughts and perspectives so that the opinion will be published.

Some background articles:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25154171/seeds-dispute-over-u-s-36-management-deal?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com

http://www.dailycamera.com/letters/ci_25161311/george-johnson-u-s-36-dump-evil-privatization

http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2011/08/30/government_destroying_free_markets_with_public-private_partnerships/page/full

http://www.pidc-pa.org/news/376

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Honest elections and asteroids

HB 1164 looks like it will sail on to Hickenlooper’s desk thus making citizen oversight in certain elections as quaint as the Spice Girls riding a surrey with a fringe on top.

There is a small chance that Hickenlooper will veto this monstrosity but then there is also a chance that the asteroid that passed earth yesterday will magically loop back and destroy Colorado.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/17/asteroid-2000-em26-near-earth-fly-by-february-17/5554945/

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A reminder that our weekly

Libertarian Lunch
Carelli’s
645 30th Street
Boulder 80303
303-938-9300303-938-9300
will be held this Thursday at 12:30

This week’s topic:
P3M

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Ralph Shnelvar
Chair
Libertarian Party of Boulder County