States vs. Hospital Monopolies, Cities vs. Bitcoin Miners, Here Comes Free Transit, and more

Date: 13 Jun 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s Weekly Picks details the myriad fights between cities and distant, consolidated industries such as investor-owned electric utilities, immigration and customs enforcement (ICE), and cryptocurrency miners. Other stories detail what localities can do in response to China’s ban on U.S. recycling scrap as well as how to build a smart city.… Read More

Weekly Picks: Single Payer, Meet Single Price; Court Decision Huge Victory for Gig Workers; British Columbia’s Progressive Taxes; and more

Date: 16 May 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Berkeley, California wins a court battle to protect their historic Post Office buildings; protections for gig economy workers are passed by the California Supreme Court; a new report elucidates the ways that charter schools are sucking the resources dry from public schools; and finally, Robert Reich’s video on the monopolization of everything in our economy.… Read More

Weekly Picks: Amazon and Small Business; Europe Takes on Airbnb; The War Between the States on Cage Free Eggs; and more

Date: 8 May 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The sharing economy is taking over every aspect of our economy, whether it’s Uber, Airbnb, or Amazon — each one of these companies is impacting workers and the vitality of our local economies in increasingly alarming ways. In this Weekly Picks issue, we detail this trend (and even more) on these topics.… Read More

Weekly Picks: Nebraska Warms to Immigrants; Chicago’s Filthy Privatized Schools; Municipal Public Housing; a Data Bill of Rights; and more

Date: 30 Apr 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Privatization is impacting the United States in nearly every sector, as ILSR co-founder David Morris indicates in this week’s Weekly Picks: Michigan’s prison food, Chicago’s public school sanitation, and Iowa’s Medicaid privatization is an example of the kinds of things that happen when you take the public incentive away from doing adequate work. Much more inside…… Read More

Weekly Picks: Privatizing the VA; Regulations Promote Growth; Facebook and the Future of News, and more

Date: 23 Apr 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The latest issue of the Weekly Picks from the Desk of David Morris details the future of our conversations on Big Data; how our Founding Fathers thought about the accumulation of wealth; corporate complaints about their tax “burden;” and local policy impact on public health.… Read More

Weekly Picks: Dayton’s Public Library, Philly’s Progressive DA; Tenn.’s Victorious Workers, Libertarian Socialism and more

Date: 16 Apr 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this first issue of the Weekly Picks from the Desk of David Morris, ILSR’s co-founder details stories of public library system from Dayton, Ohio; features the National League of Cities’ report on state level preemption; an innovative nonprofit in San Francisco’s interaction with the immigrant population; and much more…… Read More

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