Browse By

Tag Archives: privatization

No Thumbnail

Report: Charter Schools Waste and Fail across 12 States

Yesterday, the Center for Media and Democracy released a new report on the publicly-funded, privately-run and deregulated entities known as “charter schools.” The theory behind charter schools was that private entrepreneurs could run schools in communities much better than the communities themselves, if only they

No Thumbnail

GOP In Congress Pushes More Privatization Despite Dubious Record

For decades, Republican politicians have come up with many theoretical reasons that privately-run programs should be more efficient than government-run programs. However, empirical research into the matter has failed to consistently find an economic or operational benefit of privatization. Privatization of military operations, for instance,

No Thumbnail

The Social Security Cricket Chirp

Hey, everybody, I’ve got this great idea. Why don’t we take Grandma’s Social Security and invest it in the Stock Market? Sure, there will be broker fees, and handling fees, and broker handling fees, and broker handling fee handling fees, but even after all that

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?