The recent red door asylum seeker housing scandal has highlighted the cracks in the system.
Sale of Channel 4 will risk the broadcaster's ability to produce cutting edge, innovative films and television programmes.
State-owned companies are not generally needed to provide goods. Rather, they are needed to provide the foundation for a well-functioning economy and a healthy, well-informed populace.
After years of cuts, some communities are hiring their own bobbies. That has serious implications for everyone else.
One of Jeremy Corbyn's picks for his economic advisory team is doubtful about the viability of a Robin Hood tax, but sees little obstacle to public ownership in the banking sector.
The new Labour leader has been pilloried for extolling public ownership. In fact, he's bang on trend.
Integrating the UK's expensive and fragmented rail network under public ownership could save hundreds of millions and also provide a better service.
There's plenty of noise but also some genuine concerns about how the TTIP trade agreement could force healthcare privatisation.
The UK is witnessing its biggest cull of public sector jobs in half a century and hundreds of thousands of workers must make the transition to the private sector.
Greece must sell €50 billion worth of government assets as part of its latest bailout. It could very well go wrong.
The de-privatisation of water services in Jakarta creates new challenges for the government to ensure universal access to water.
A new study of more than 2000 Australians has found we care deeply about local councils, and overwhelmingly want governments -- not private contractors -- to deliver local services.
The paradox of competition and integration other key challenges facing the re-appointed health secretary.
The government faced civil unrest almost as soon as it came to office. Then it decided to cause some disruption of its own.
Mike Baird's Liberal National coalition has been comfortably returned to government in New South Wales, despite a 9% statewide swing against it on the two-party preferred vote.
Labor and the unions have decided to play the China card in the NSW election. Such scare campaigns ignore the facts, including that Australia has invested almost as much in China as China has here.
Given the history on privatisation in NSW, and facing a more emotionally powerful campaign, the Baird government is actually doing pretty well to be closing in on polling day in a winning position.
Electricity privatisations have been like golden geese, providing A$37 billion to Australian state governments since 1992. But the price for NSW's privatisation risks being undercut by two key events.
We found that without state-owned electricity revenues, the NSW Coalition government would have struggled to avoid recording deficits in every budget since its election in 2011.
Both sides of the electricity privatisation debate are guilty of cherry-picking so-called "facts" to suit their campaigns, rather than presenting the real story to voters.