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Privatization news and analysis from The Nation
March 24, 2021
Fire Louis DeJoy!
Removing the postmaster general is necessary to save the Postal Service, and Biden has the authority to begin the process.
March 23, 2021
What Salvadoran Activists Can Teach Us About Building Coalitions
The water defenders recognized the fight was less a contest of right versus left than right versus wrong.
December 1, 2020
Privatizing Puerto Rico
The rushed sell-off of the territory’s electrical utility is part of a larger move to gut public goods for private profit.
October 23, 2020
Corporate Consultants Set Their Targets on American Universities
The administration of The New School has sought the services of a firm founded by alumni of Enron-affiliated Arthur Andersen.
AAUP-TNS Media Collective
January 15, 2020
Why Raytheon Sponsors Math Contests for Kids
Weapons manufacturers have figured out an early recruitment strategy.
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April 30, 2019
How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits
In recent years, corporations have privatized almost every part of the public prison system. Now, PE firms are swooping in, seeking lavish returns for investors.
April 18, 2019
In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breaks with Democratic Party orthodoxy and decries the privatization of the Veterans Administration.
February 21, 2019
The Educators’ Revolt Is Spreading to Oakland
Starting February 21, Oakland teachers will be on strike to reverse the dismantling of their school system.
August 7, 2018
Trump’s Privatization Plan Would Destroy the Postal Service
The Postal Service embodies the vital role that public institutions can play in advancing the common good.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 1, 2018
How Greece’s Busiest Port Reveals the Perils of Privatization
Dockworkers say the same “harsh neoliberal experiment” that reduced their wages will spread to the rest of Europe.