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April 11, 2018
Is This Hedge-Fund Titan Greasing the Levers for Privatizing the Veterans Health Administration?
Billionaire Steven A. Cohen funds an expanding network of private clinics for veterans—and he’s personally hired five lobbyists in Washington.
March 16, 2018
Beware of Big Philanthropy’s New Enthusiasm for Criminal Justice Reform
Wealthy donors across the political spectrum are zeroing in on our jails and prisons as the latest locus of privatization.
February 16, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Great, Unless You Want Actually Functioning Infrastructure
The plan’s private partnership model will pour public funds into corporate coffers.
February 13, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is to Spend Less on Infrastructure
The administration’s plan is to spend money with one hand, and take it away with the other.
February 6, 2018
Another Trump Failure: Infrastructure
The president’s latest proposal does nothing to change the fact that he has failed to deliver on the American people’s top priority.
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November 30, 2017
Pittsburgh’s Water System Is Why We Shouldn’t Run America Like a Business
For Pittsburgh, help from the private sector came at the cost of public health.
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.