The Great Sell-Off: When Governments Struggle to Pay the Bills

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Baltimore, Maryland

Last  September, Baltimore's spending panel agreed to sell the historic Senator Theatre at a price of $500,000 (a $310,000 loss after the city had owned it for three years), the Baltimore Sun reported. Community activist Kim Trueheart told the Sun the sale "was a bad deal for Baltimore citizens" that "wasn't properly vetted by the public." (Photo: WikiCommons)