Power of Privatization: Charging Snowden But Not the Company He Worked For?

Here’s a thought that’s been bothering me: I haven’t known the name of the company that Edward Snowden was working for when he stole US NSA data. Continue reading

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For-profit training and school suspensions

And so the process of neoliberalism continues: equating everything in the “public sphere” with a quantifiable dollar amount so that it can be better handled by private hands. There seems to be a general trend towards privatizing the public, and I think this explains a lot of recent US history (even fairly far back into the 20th century).  Part of this process is an assault on liberal arts education overall. Continue reading