Philadelphia Parking Authority to face scrutiny

One the most wasteful, patronage-ridden, and shady government entities – the Philadelphia Parking Authority – will face investigation into its practices, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Like many other agencies under state control (the state having taken over the Parking Authority in 2001) which provide private goods and act like a business – at least one granted monopoly rights and whose customers are political insiders – (see PHEAA, the Turnpike Commission, and the state liquor stores) the Parking Authority should be privatized.

In fact, there are 41 “special district government” parking authorities in Pennsylvania. The other 49 states have only 5.