The tradeoffs of privatization did not begin with big tech. The Harvard Business Review warned of the privatization of government in 1991 shortly after the Reagan administration decreed "don't just stand there, undo something." The era of denationalization began globally and hasn't declined. City governments, too, were reliant on companies for management of services, but tech accelerated the trend. Take Altamonte Springs, Florida, for example, which recently got rid of most city buses in lieu of offering subsidized Uber rides. Or Chicago, where Elon Musk's Boring Co. is paying to build a mass transit system to O'Hare airport.