Tag Archives: Public Sector

Saving the Post Office While Developing Community Banks?

Saving the Post Office While Developing Community Banks?
Your friendly local post office may have an honorable history, but it’s facing tough times, including a fiscal crisis and, more generally, a struggle to keep pace with growing digital communication technologies. Conservatives have increasingly dismissed the United States Postal Service as a clunky relic of old-fashioned America, with right-wing lawmakers seeking to phase it out through service cuts and privatization. Now, some progressives ... Read more

Public Sector Salaries Are Not the Problem

Public Sector Salaries Are Not the Problem
State and local governments around the country have sold off functions that once were provided largely, if not entirely, by government workers. But it is becoming increasingly clear that that these privatization deals not only reduce democratic control over services the public pays for, but, despite attacks on the public sector, outsourcing is often more expensive to boot. Yesterday, the latest round of evidence was published by the Center ... Read more