The United States may have run up a huge debt, but it is not a poor country by any stretch of the imagination. The federal government owns roughly 650 million acres of land, a million buildings, electrical utilities and an interstate highway system. What could it sell?
Economists of a conservative or libertarian bent have long argued that the federal government needs to get out of certain businesses, unload unneeded assets, and privatize such functions as passenger rail service and air traffic control. What could the U.S. sell? Weigh in with your thoughts. Ron Watts/Corbis Buy Photo