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   Nov 05

Evanston Forum on Privatization

EVANSTON NEIGHBORS FOR PEACE presented “Connecting the Dots-Privatization is the Symptom, Not the Cure” on November 12, 2011. here is Tom’s presentation with audio (about 20 minutes): Privatization is the Symptom, Not the Cure View another webinar from Thomas Tresser

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   Oct 03

Are We About To Loose the Postal Service

From David Morris, co-founder and vice president of Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self Reliance, writing for OnTheCommons.org: In the next few days we may decide the future of the Post Office. The signs are not auspicious. President Obama has agreed to a plan to cut Saturday delivery. The Post Service’s management wants to close 2500 [...]

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   Sep 22

The House never Looses – Gambling Industry Pimps Illinois Legislators

While not strictly related to protecting the public space or public services, we wanted to point out that, in  Illinois, money talks and bad policy rules. In this case the gambling industry is doing the talking by showering our legislators with over $9 MILLION in campaign contributions over the past 8 1/2 years, according to [...]

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   Aug 24

Public Beware – The Privatizers Are Coming!

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   Aug 23

Who Owns The Forests Of Borneo

Listen to this story from NPR on the forests of Borneo. Who owns them? The people who have lived there for thousands of years or corrupt government officials who sell them to private companies? “Andy White, a coordinator at the Washington, D.C.-based Rights and Resources Initiative, a coalition of groups focusing on land rights, says [...]

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   Aug 17

SEC Privatized Risk Assessment. Result = Melt Down

Frank Partnoy is a professor of law and finance and is the director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. You will want to listen to him being interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”  The piece is 37 minutes long but it’s well worth your time. He explains what [...]

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   Aug 17

U.S. Wealth Inequality – Where Do YOU Want To Live?

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

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