Robin Johnson is director of the Reason Public Policy Institute's Privatization Center in Los Angeles, California, where he oversees all of the Institute's research on privatization and government reform.

By Robin Johnson

Ambulance Wars

In the 1990s, "ambulance wars" broke out when private and public emergency medical service (EMS) providers began battling over responsibility for ambulance services across the country. These wars became especially intense in California and Florida, with separate public and private crews sometimes arriving simultaneously at accident sites. What has been the result? … more

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: The Real Story about Privatization and Layoffs

In fact, strategies to lessen the impact of privatization on public employees are now the rule, not the exception, among governments that contract services. … more