Maywood is America’s (and possibly the world’s) first completely outsourced city.

(Following major cash-flow problems and the threat of bankruptcy, the city of Mayfield in the USA has outsourced every single public service; from the management of parks and libraries, to the book-keeping at City Hall, and even the running of its police department. The number of people it now has on its payroll? A big, fat zero. I think I would like to outsource my housework.)

Source: The Independent