Austill Stuart is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation.
Prior to joining Reason, Stuart worked in a variety of settings, including at non-profits, on Capitol Hill, and in fundraising. Before moving to the D.C. area in early 2009, he worked for five years in the financial services industry.
Stuart earned his B.S. in economics from Auburn University and M.A. in economics at George Mason University.
Privatization and Government Reform Newsletter: Local Revenues Exceeding Expectations, Protecting Digital Privacy, and More
Plus: Puerto Rico seeks renewables and storage, Hawaii awards Medicaid contracts, Fresno State closes on energy public-private partnership, and more.
Biden’s Executive Order On Private Prisons Doesn’t Solve Any Problems
The US should use performance-based contracting tied to reducing recidivism.
A Landmark K-12 Education Public-Private Partnership
A private consortium will design, build, finance, and maintain six new K-12 schools in Prince George's County for 30 years.
Privatization and Government Reform Newsletter: Funding Infrastructure, Retiree Health Care Liabilities, and More
Plus: State revenue figures exceed expectations during pandemic, executive order on private prisons, Mississippi privatization bills, and more.
Biden’s Misguided Federal Prison Executive Order
The Biden administration is moving to phase out the use of private prisons at the federal level.
Privatization and Government Reform Newsletter: Contracting Mass Transit Services, a Government-Owned 5G Network , and More
Plus: More delays for USPS fleet contract, Boston looks to sell parking garage, state and local budget deficits, and more.
Privatization and Government Reform Newsletter: 2020 Voters’ Guides, Federal Deficits, and More
Plus: Private sector’s facilitating role in water systems, Puerto Rico finalizes energy deal, private prisons face lawsuits, and more.
Montana Should Prioritize Recidivism Reduction Programs in Prison Contracts
Awarding funding to contracted correctional facilities based on recidivism-reduction efforts would lead to long-term cost savings.
California’s Ongoing Battle Against Uber and Lyft Hurts Customers and Drivers
Even during a pandemic and recession, the state continues to defend Assembly Bill 5.