Advice for the New Mayor
Savas, E. S.
Heinemann, H. Erich
Wriston, Walter B.
Richard Cornuelle Author, Reclaiming the American Dream: The Role of Private Individuals and Voluntary Associations
The greatest city in the world is sinking under the weight of a government that we can no longer afford and that is not working well. The most promising path to reform is the most direct: privatizing whatever city tasks can be handled better by commercial or not-for-profit organizations.
You should search systematically for tasks the city can shed without guilt, having demonstrated that they can be done better and more cheaply by others. There are promising possibilities in housing, hospitals, transit, and welfare, among scores of others.