SOCIETY: The privatization of public security in South America?

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Aug 17 2001 - 11:41:02 MDT

>From: Carlos Gonzalia <>

>This is an interesting article, and the phenomenon it describes is
>a sad sign of the extent to which the upper classes increasingly
>see themselves as a completely separate entity from the rest of
>their countrymen when it comes to security issues. The article
>only addresses Brazil, where the situation is quite marked, but a
>similar development can be seen in Argentina and Chile
>to my best knowledge. Cheaper technologies for security are a big
>factor, of course, and perhaps the most interesting aspect of this
>for the list.


Actually I see this differently. These upper classes are not
abandoning their countries, they are just trying to find security
and are willing to pay the price. If they see the police as
corrupt, they are unwilling to make their investments in this

Actually this sounds like a rudimentary version of a list favorite
PPL or privately produced law. (did I get that right?)

If these new security organizations started signing mutual
enforcement agreements with each other you could have the emergence
of a PPL system.


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