Tag Archives: Public goods

Deride and Conquer: Dismantling the USPS

Deride and Conquer: Dismantling the USPS
The historical cost of building our postal network, its unique characteristics and efficiency, the nefarious efforts to privatize and cripple it, and the economic and personal costs of losing it are considered. - The right has patiently tried to wrest control of the US Postal Service from the government using a three-step strategy. Read more

When Public Goods Come Under Attack

When Public Goods Come Under Attack
Canada provides an instructive case. While struggling to secure democratic ownership and management of a variety of public goods and services (such as the healthcare system and education) helped forge the country as a people, neoliberalism is making some disturbing headway in the privatization of what was once deemed “off the table” in Canadian politics. The main lesson from this close read of the Canadian situation is that the fight for ... Read more