Gov. Ted Strickland certainly has plans. His latest is to provide broadband service for everyone in Ohio, at taxpayer expense.
Sure, he is simply asking for a public-private partnership be formed, with study committees in every county. Sounds like the proverbial camel's nose.
In the end, Strickland will create an e-infrastructure similar to Mussolini's concrete infrastructure.
As Ludwig von Mises proved, there is no such animal as the public-private partnership. The camel's nose is really the nose of the government camel. And, once the nose, the whole camel -- government -- will soon follow. Sadly, we will end up watching history repeat the lessons of Italy of some 80 odd years ago.
Don't hold out hope for any turn-around in Ohio's economy, Strickland is simply adding more water to the rust.