privatization

PG&E Neglected Maintenance for Years Despite Known Fire Risk; Judge Demands Prompt and Clear Answers to WSJ Expose

A Wall Street Journal expose of PG&E's willful failure to maintain its transmission lines, directly tied to California's most lethal fire, led a judge to demand answers.
Trump and the Merchants of Detention

Trump and the Merchants of Detention

Every betrayal seems to profit the president and his friends.

Reforestation as a Solution for Carbon Capture: Hype and Reality

Advocates for reforestation must consider who owns the land to be reforested, and how the reforestation is to be done.

Charter Schools Unleashed “Educational Hunger Games” in California. Now It’s Fighting Back.

Andrea Gabor, author of “After the Education Wars,” discusses how California is pushing back on millionaire-driven charter schools. Will the rest of the America follow?

Private Equity and “Institutional” Investor Owned U.K. Utility Engaged in Massive Fraud, Regulatory Evasions, Worker Coercion, Caused “Catastrophic” Environmental Damage

Abuses like raw sewage on beaches and faking regulatory filings make a U.K. water utility a new low in privatization scandals.
V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans’ Health Care

V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans’ Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is ready for a major shift in access to private care, but veterans groups and lawmakers are concerned.
V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans’ Health Care

V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans’ Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is ready for a major shift in access to private care, but veterans groups and lawmakers are concerned.

Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails

After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. PPPs have socialized costs and

“It’s Not Just Barclays – Tackling Climate Change Means Building a New Bank System”

A discussion of using bank lending as a way to tackle climate change.
Betsy DeVos almost didn't make it into Trump's Cabinet, but somehow she's still there

Betsy DeVos almost didn't make it into Trump's Cabinet, but somehow she's still there

Fifteen of Donald Trump’s Cabinet-level officials have resigned or been fired since he took office, but one of the few still standing is the one who came closest to not being confirmed at all.
Knocking Down the PJs? NYC Considers Building Mixed-Income Residence on Site of Public Housing

Knocking Down the PJs? NYC Considers Building Mixed-Income Residence on Site of Public Housing

Ask any native New Yorkers, especially black and brown New Yorkers, and “word on the street” has long been the notion that with gentrification would come the demolition of public housing, long the
Ocasio-Cortez on the VA: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Ocasio-Cortez on the VA: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

"This thing that provides the highest quality care to our veterans..." The post Ocasio-Cortez on the VA: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it appeared first on Hot Air.

Has Privatization Benefitted the Public?

To ensure public acceptability, some benefits accrue to many in the early stages of privatization in order to minimize public resistance. However, in the longer term, privatization tends to enrich a
They Let a Sick Inmate Die in a Van. Now They Won’t Pay His Family $650,000.

They Let a Sick Inmate Die in a Van. Now They Won’t Pay His Family $650,000.

Photographs of a U.S. Corrections van, submitted as part of the company’s application for approval to merge with the nation’s largest prisoner transport firm, P.T.S.
They Let a Sick Inmate Die in a Van. Now They Won’t Pay His Family $650,000.

They Let a Sick Inmate Die in a Van. Now They Won’t Pay His Family $650,000.

Photographs of a U.S. Corrections van, submitted as part of the company’s application for approval to merge with the nation’s largest prisoner transport firm, P.T.S.

Outsourcing Giant Interserve with 65,000 Employees Collapses

Another UK outsourcing implosion in just over a year....what gives?