Monday, February 20, 2006
After All, Why Would a Global Superpower Need to Run Its Own Seaports, Dahling? 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Outsourcing Chicago bus shelters to French company JC Decaux: Not too bad. At least they're clean, and look Eurofab good.

Outsourcing the Chicago Skyway for 99 years to Spanish/Australian consortium Cintra/Macquarie Infrastructure Group: Fashionably global, but 99 years is a damned long lease - even in the global scheme of things.

Outsourcing management of six major U.S. seaports to a United Arab Emirates-based company: Brilliant, Mr. President...just brilliant. If it's actually more profitable for a foreign country to run our major seaports than for us to run them ourselves, you know this whole "global superpower thang" ain't long for this world. Thanks for your vote of confidence in our nation. Just don't lease our country out for 99 years, mmm-kay?

[insert "you'd sell your own mother" joke here.]