Guide: 10 questions to ask before any privatization deal

Privatization, the handing over of public goods and services to corporations, remains all the rage.

The promises are always oversold — we get cost overruns instead of cost savings, less transparency, and cut corners that impact services.

Asking the right questions is the first step to prioritizing public control and the common good and avoiding decisions that we’ll regret for years or, even, decades to come.

Here are 10 questions to ask before any privatization decision is made.