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Privatization news and analysis from The Nation
July 5, 2017
How a Small City Took On a Financial Giant—and Reclaimed Its Most Precious Resource
After a protracted fight with the Carlyle Group, Missoula’s water is finally in the hands of the people.
June 27, 2017
The Republican Health-Care Plan Explained
“Oh come on, we don’t need affordable health care. People can always go to the emergency room!”
June 20, 2017
This Is How the Trump Administration Will Privatize Our Infrastructure
Public-private partnerships have been disasters for American cities. Naturally, Trump loves them.
April 18, 2017
How to Act When an Airline ‘Reaccommodates’ You
Oh, and by “reaccomodate,” they mean remove the last vestiges of dignity you had after going through security.
April 14, 2017
Reclaiming Public Goods Under Trump
The Roosevelt Institute is launching the Re:Public Project to fight privatization.
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March 29, 2017
Republicans Just Passed a Resolution That Will Destroy Your Online Privacy
They’ve taken away what little control we had left over how our personal information is used.
December 28, 2016
Trump’s Transition Team Is Stacked With Privatization Enthusiasts
If these officials get their way, America’s schools, roads, prisons, immigrant-detention centers, and critical social-insurance programs will soon fall into private hands.
December 21, 2016
Obama’s DOJ Says It One More Time: Private Prisons Aren’t Working
Another audit is perhaps the final piece of official evidence countering Donald Trump’s belief in for-profit incarceration.
Seth Freed Wessler
November 29, 2016
Profit-Driven Schools Fail Uganda’s Children
Silicon Valley–backed Bridge International Academies repeatedly failed to comply with national education standards.
October 27, 2016
ICE Plans to Reopen the Very Same Private Prison the Feds Just Closed
Advocates cheered when the Justice Department began shuttering its private prisons. But immigration officials saw an opportunity.
Seth Freed Wessler