Is Britain’s Long Love Affair With Privatization Ending in Divorce?

Date: 14 Sep 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The bankruptcy of one of Britain’s largest government contractors has spurred a reexamination of its decades-old embrace of privatization. For many the evidence is in. The selling off of public assets and the privatization of public services has been a colossal failure. … Read More

Picks: Cashlessness Hits a Speed Bump; The End of Privatization in the UK?; The Triumph of Uruguay; and more (8th Edition)

Date: 15 Aug 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

One man’s perspective on stories that matter. Look for these posts on ILSR.org and the landing page for my work, From the Desk of David Morris.   Table of Contents: The Race to Cashlessness Hits a Speed Bump Is Britain’s Long Love Affair … Read More

Free Public Transit: A Great Leap Forward

Date: 31 Jul 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Taillinn offered free transit beginning in 2013. On July 1st Estonia began free bus service nationwide. In September Dunkirk, France will have free transit. Four cities in Germany will test free transit by the end of the year. Welcome abroad the future!… Read More

Picks: Gig Workers of the World Unite, Central Banking for All, States Fight Back to Save Obamacare, and more (7th Edition)

Date: 29 Jun 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

David delves deep into the fight to piecemeal repeal parts of Obamacare, leaving hundreds of Americans at risk. We also detail the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline and the power of native American activism as well as the communities across the country that are fighting back against the largest ISPs in the country.… Read More

Picks: States vs. Hospital Monopolies, Cities vs. Bitcoin Miners, Here Comes Free Transit, and more (6th Edition)

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

Picks: Single Payer, Meet Single Price; Court Decision Huge Victory for Gig Workers; British Columbia’s Progressive Taxes; and more (5th Edition)

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

Picks: Amazon and Small Business; Europe Takes on Airbnb; The War Between the States on Cage Free Eggs; and more (4th Edition)

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

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