I read some news items yesterday about Atlanta’s descent into the next Detroit due to its levels of corruption, terrible management of funds and social issues. Due to these shortcomings, a logical trend has been sweeping the northern suburbs: cities seceding from Atlanta to save themselves. That in itself isn’t abundantly amazing, but Reason TV did an 8 minute mini-documentary on a city named Sandy Springs, which has had incredible success economically and socially, by outsourcing (virtually) everything. The city still employs emergency responders, which I also think should be outsourced, but this is one heck of a step down the right path.
We have long been proponents of this model (as many good libertarian thinkers are) and having a working model to point to is nothing short of exhilarating. This film was made in 2011 – shame on us for not knowing about it until now!