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Goldman Sachs Is Hijacking Our Government For Profit and More Inequality
Business  (tags: banking, greed, oligarchy, plutocracy, Wall Street, cronyism, taxes, consumer protection, privatization )

Freya
- 56 days ago - alternet.org
How former Goldman Sachs employees are using their high-level government jobs to push an agenda that would boost the bank's profits - at the expense of the rest of us.
Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rican Prey
Business  (tags: Puerto Rico, Vulture capitalists, hurricane Maria, Jones Act, Constitution, tax haven for wealthy, privatization )

Dandelion
- 65 days ago - billmoyers.com
This is a long article but it is well worth the read so you will understand what is happening to other Americans. What can happen to all of us if we do not wake up and what is happening to us in greater or lesser degrees. Education is key to fixing things
Rebuilding Our Country Should Boost Good Jobs, Not Privatization Schemes
Business  (tags: infrastructure, roads, bridges, power grid, construction, privatization, greed, profit )

Freya
- 102 days ago - alternet.org
As state budgets are cut, projects are halted. Where will this outpouring of money come from? Private investors will step in. Companies will undoubtedly focus on projects that are most profitable rather than on building infrastructure that is most needed.
Companies Push Trump to Outsource Work in National Parks
Business  (tags: corporitazing everything, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, lobbyists and concessioners, National Parks, privatization, Trump administration )

Judy
- 159 days ago - thehill.com
Companies that operate visitor services in national parks are pushing the Trump administration to outsource more work to the private sector. Of course, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke thinks that's a smashing idea.
10 Frightening Facts About Private Military Companies
Business  (tags: military, mercenaries, soldiers of fortune, privatization )

Freya
- 179 days ago - listverse.com
Private military companies are essentially armies that are controlled by no one but their shareholders and whoever pays them the most. They're not about to go anywhere, either. Let's take a look at what they do.
Trump Plans Week-Long Focus on Infrastructure, Starting With Privatizing Air Traffic Control
Business  (tags: Trump, air traffic control, privatization, FAA )

Judy
- 187 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The president has invited executives from major airlines to join him as he kicks off the week with one of his more controversial plans: spinning off the air traffic control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration to a nonprofit corporation.
Trump Advisors Aim to Privatize Oil-Rich Indian Reservations
Business  (tags: Indigenous Rights, U.S., Donald Trump, Native American Affairs Coalition, Tribal Land, Oil Companies, Coal, Dakota Access Pipeline, Privatization, Corporate Power )

Judy
- 368 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
"We should take tribal land away from public treatment," said Markwayne Mullin, a Republican U.S. Representative from Oklahoma and a Cherokee tribe member who is co-chairing Trump's Native American Affairs Coalition.
'Travesty': Nestle Outbids Another Town for Control of Local Water Supply - ACTION!
Business  (tags: Climate, Rights, Canada, Water, Ontario, Corporate Power, Privatization, Council of Canadians )

Judy
- 442 days ago - commondreams.org
Council of Canadians launches new Boycott Nestle campaign in response to company's continued water grabs. PLEASE SIGN PLEDGE!
ITT Technical Institutes Shuts Down Leaving a Hefty Bill
Business  (tags: ITT Tech, shut down, closed doors, students left in the dust, student loans, taxpayers lose, fraud, privatization )

Dandelion
- 459 days ago - bloomberg.com
Taxpayers have sent billions of dollars to the company since 2010. It closed more than 130 campuses and leaving as many as 40,000 students stranded in one of the largest college closures in American history.
CBE and ALEC Preparing Students for the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: The "Gig Economy", education, competency based education, CBE, ALEC, Pearson, common employability skills, neoliberalism, privatization, "sharing economy" )

Judy
- 484 days ago - educationalchemy.com
The gig economy is "....a weird yet historic mash-up of Silicon Valley technology and Wall Street greed" which is being thrust "upon us (as) the latest economic fraud: the so-called 'sharing economy..."
How Massachusetts Became GroundZero for Corporate Education Privatization
Business  (tags: Massachusetts, Republican Governor Bill Weld, Charter Schools, privatization, Education Reform Act 1993, Bain Capital, Horace Mann )

Dandelion
- 521 days ago - alternet.org
Education reform is bloodsport in Massachusetts, where public education was birthed and bred by Horace Mann, among others, in the first half of the 19th century, and then born again with the passage of the landmark Education Reform Act of 1993.
For America's Unbanked: Re-Establishing the Postal Savings Bank
Business  (tags: Economy, U.S., Wall Street, Corporate Power, Ralph Nader, Privatization, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders )

Judy
- 756 days ago - commondreams.org
Postal banking, Ralph Nader says 'could help break the cycle of madness that keeps millions of Americans in financial quicksand.'
Five Ways Privatization Degrades America
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, economy, ethics, finance, government, investments, labor, law, lies, marketing, money, politics, Privatization, society )

Kit
- 1938 days ago - commondreams.org
With perverse irony, the corruption and incompetence of private industry has actually furthered the cause of privatization, as the collapse of the financial markets has deprived state and local governments of necessary public funding, leading to an-->
Walker's Wisconsin Plan Allows For the Selling of Energy Assets With No Bids
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, cronyism, no-bid privatization, privatization )

Norm
- 2482 days ago - newdeal20.org
The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to collectively bargain being stripped from public sector unions (except for the unions that supported Walker running for Governor). Focusing on this misses a large part of what the bill would do
Shock Wave Troopers
Business  (tags: corruption, IMF, privatization )

Judy
- 3745 days ago - straight.com
As Naomi Klein argues in her new bookThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Milton Friedman's followers have learned to take swift advantage of public disorientation in the wake of large-scale catastrophes to use "economic shock therapy."
 

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