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The Role of Privatization in Efficiency and Democracy

If Chicago wins the 2016 Olympics, there'll be some serious work ahead in our city. City officials are looking to local and national businesses to do some of the heavy lifting. The recent effort to privatize Midway Airport has been delayed, but if the deal goes through it will be the largest corporate-owned U.S. airport. There are also those pesky now privately run parking meters.

What are the consequences of all these public-private partnerships? Is there a better way to keep revenues on track and deficits in check? Attorney and UIC professor Evan McKenzie and Scott Bernstein of the Center for Neighborhood Technology will take your questions.

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