privitization

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization
The Project on Government Oversight found that in 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services. The authors of the report summarized, "Our findings were shocking."
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How Privatization Perverts Education

How Privatization Perverts Education
Profit-seeking in the banking and health care industries has victimized Americans. Now it's beginning to happen in education, with our children as the products.
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'Horror Stories' Show How Privatization Loots Taxpayers

'Horror Stories' Show How Privatization Loots Taxpayers
A new report from In the Public Interest (ITPI) highlights some of the horror stories that happen when local and state governments “outsource” or “privatize” public functions to private companies, and offers recommendations to prevent similar disasters.
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'Extreme Privatization': Fully Outsourced Cities

'Extreme Privatization': Fully Outsourced Cities
When the town of Sandy Springs, Georgia, spun-off from Fulton County and established a brand new government, it didn't sign a Declaration of Independence; it signed a contract.
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Exposed: The 'Privatizers and Profiteers' Taking Over Public Services

Exposed: The 'Privatizers and Profiteers' Taking Over Public Services
An online tool launched by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) on Tuesday provides an in-depth look into the multinational corporations behind the privatization of public services across the U.S.. The new tool provides weekly "corporate profiles of America’s most notorious corporations that are quietly working with state and local lawmakers to take over public services with little accountability."
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