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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – December 1, 2016: The Perils of Privatization

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-december-1-2016-the-perils-of-privatization/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: The Privatization of Everything |  Privatizing Education | Privatizing the Oceans Privatizing Municipal Services | A Resource Guide to Privatization The outcome of the Presidential election will make the word “privatization” will become central to our political conversations. We should… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 26, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – October 26, 2016: California Takes on Big Pharma, South Dakotans Take on the Political Establishment, and more…

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-october-26-2016-california-takes-on-big-pharma-south-dakotans-take-on-the-political-establishment-and-more/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: California Takes on Big Pharma | South Dakotans Take on the Political Establishment | New Mexico Takes on Debtors’ Prisons California Takes on Big Pharma This November, Californians will vote on a ballot initiative that, according to Pharma… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 5, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – October 5, 2016: Privatizing Public Parks, Automatic Voter Registration, and more…

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-october-5-2016-privatizing-public-parks-automatic-voter-registration-and-more/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: The Supreme Court Decision That Prevented Real Integration | A Prison Strike Against Slavery | A Gideon for Civil Suits? | Automatic Voter Registration An Idea Whose Time Has Come | Privatizing Public Parks The Supreme Court Decision That… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Sep 9, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – September 9, 2016: Trophy Hunting, Racist School Closings, and more…

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-september-9-2016-trophy-hunting-racist-school-closings-and-more/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: State Universities Chase Non-State Students | State Authority Trumps Local Democracy |Trophy Hunting: Unnatural and Unconscionable | Are School Closings Racist? | Why Have We Let the Most Wasteful and Corrupt Federal Agency Off the Hook? State Universities Chase Non-State Students For more… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 23, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – August 23, 2016: Gerrymandering’s Terrible Impact, Leopold Kohr and the Curse of Bigness, and more…

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-august-23-2016-gerrymanderings-terrible-impact-leopold-kohr-and-the-curse-of-bigness-and-more/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: Trade Agreements: What Are We For? | Democracy at Risk: Gerrymandering | Democracy at Risk: Voter ID | Leopold Kohr and the Curse of Bigness | The Privatization of Medicaid | Why Aren’t More Financial Firms Taken to Court?… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 18, 2016

The Beginning of the End of Prison Privatization?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-prison-privatization/

The Federal Government announced today (August 18th) it will stop allowing private companies to operate federal prisons.  Currently private companies run 13 federal prisons. “They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent by the Department’s Office… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 4, 2016

Missoula Wins Right to Own Its Water Supply

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/missoula-wins-right-to-own-its-water-supply/

In a major victory for the commons, the Montana Supreme Court, by a 5-2 decision, has upheld Missoula’s right to buy its water system from a private company, Nadia Prupis reports in Common Dreams. @commondreams “The city desired to own the water system that serves its residents because city officials believe a community’s water system… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 4, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – August 4th, 2016: Medicare and Civil Rights, Justice Brandeis’ Legacy, and more…

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-medicare-and-civil-rights-justice-brandeis-legacy-and-more/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: Learning from Finland | Hospital outsourcing Increases Hospital Infections | Privatizing Prisons Increases Recidivism Wage Theft and Income Inequality | The Shameful Story of Health Insurance Cooperatives | Other People’s Money Medicare and Civil Rights | A Pioneering Examination… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Mar 31, 2016

What Is the Best Medical System in the Country? The Answer May Surprise You.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/what-is-the-best-medical-system-in-the-country-the-answer-may-surprise-you/

The Veterans Administration (VA). Yes, a medical system 100% financed by the government and run by the government, provides higher quality care, at a lower cost, than private hospitals. That’s the conclusion of dozens of independent studies. But a multi-year, well-financed and highly effective campaign has persuaded Congress to ignore the data because, well, we… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Mar 18, 2016

Race and Democracy in Michigan

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/race-and-democracy-in-michigan/

In 2013, 52% of all African-Americans living in Michigan had their voting rights taken away by  Emergency Managers, compared to only 2% of whites. In November 2014 a federal judge concluded that the Emergency Managers law had been applied in a racially discriminatory manner. That law allows the state to appoint a manager to unilaterally govern… Continue reading