Category Archives: Privatization

A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its … Continue reading

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Jesus Was Born in a Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Jesus is too much for us. The church’s later treatment of the gospels is one long effort to rescue Jesus from ‘extremism.’”—author Gary Wills, What Jesus Meant The Christmas narrative of a … Continue reading

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Zucktown, USA

Facebook, Amazon, and Google are reviving the ill-fated “company towns” of the Gilded Age By Julianne Tveten Source: The Baffler EARLIER THIS YEAR IN SILICON VALLEY, a phalanx of six-figure-earning Facebook engineers confronted Mark Zuckerberg about subsidizing their extortionate rents. Meanwhile, the contract … Continue reading

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Racket of Rackets

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds If you thought banking in our time was a miserable racket — which it is, of course, and by “racket” I mean a criminal enterprise — then so-called health care has it … Continue reading

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Five Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

By Nathan Wellman Source: U.S. Uncut The United States of America is possibly the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. However, many third-world countries actually surpass America in many of the most vital gauges for measuring human development. … Continue reading

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Public School or Prison? Here Are 10 Ways It’s Hard To Tell

By Alice Jones Webb Source: The Mind Unleashed Every weekday morning, from September through June, parents across the country get up earlier than they want to, rush like crazy, wrangle kids into appropriate clothing, and wait in exhausting drop-off lines … Continue reading

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The Crisis in Education Is That the Super Wealthy Corporate Education System Wants to Destroy Public Schools

By Diane Ravitch Source: OpEdNews.com It has become conventional wisdom that “education is in crisis.” I have been asked about this question by many interviewers. They say something like: “Do you think American education is in crisis? What is the … Continue reading

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Cutting the Cords of Empire: The Spectacle of US Elections

By William Hawes Source: Global Research “The more powerful the class, the more it claims not to exist.” -Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle It’s almost time for our quadrennial political distraction, masquerading as the US presidential election. As opposed … Continue reading

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