Other Alternative Services

Note: An asterisk (*) next to a source means it hasn’t yet been fully reviewed by the PTB team.

State/Municipal Services (“Public Goods”)

Parks – For details, Press Me!

Firefighting – For details, Press Me!

Zoos – For details, Press Me!

Information preservation – For details, Press Me!

War-torn Iraq – The emergence of utilities, money, and defense. For details, Press Me!

Sandy Springs, Georgia – The “city that outsourced everything.” For details, Press Me!

Detroit, Michigan – Budget cuts have led to private city police, buses, (government-prohibited) benches. For details, Press Me!

Kansas City, Missouri – For details, Press Me!

Transportation

Slugging – an organically-emergent ride-sharing in Washington, D.C. For details, Press Me!

Sharing Economy – For details, Press Me!

Arts & Sciences

The Center for Innovation, Testing, and Evaluation – A “ghost town” in New Mexico, built by a private company for R&D. For details, Press Me!

Private funding – For details, Press Me!

Crowdfunding – For details, Press Me!