Boris Johnson: leaving Europe a shot in the arm for democracy - Telegraph: "The Prime Minister has promised to hold talks to renegotiate the terms of the UK's membership and then put a new deal to the British people in a referendum after the next election. While Mr Cameron has said he wants Britain to remain inside the EU, Mr Johnson said quitting would not be "fatal" for Britain. Speaking to reporters at the Global Investment Conference, Mr Johnson said he remained "narrowly in favour" of staying inside the grouping of 27 member states and supported David Cameron's policy of negotiating a new relationship for Britain in the EU. But he added: "If that fails then yes, obviously, we should be ready to walk away," he said. "We should be ready to leave." The public would welcome a British exit because people would feel they had won back control over their own lives from Brussels, the Mayor claimed."
Many Americans think of education and transportation as public goods, but they're actually heavily privatized. Here's why that's a problem. - Privatizing public goods may provide efficient services for consumers who can afford them, but it fails to provide basic human security for everyone.