Assorted Links

Amity Shlaes summarizes a report by Scott Moody (of the Public Choice Analytics) that compares the relatively free state of New Hampshire with less-free Maine.

FSU’s Bruce Benson makes the case for private security officers.

The Wall Street Journal takes note of a privatization trend across U.S. cities. This may be gated, so here is the punch-line:

California is looking to shed state office buildings. Milwaukee has proposed selling its water supply; in Chicago and New Haven, Conn., it’s parking meters. In Louisiana and Georgia, airports are up for grabs….About 35 deals now are in the pipeline in the U.S., according to research by Royal Bank of Scotland’s RBS Global Banking & Markets.