Social Impact Bonds (Pay for Success): Yet Another Privatization Scam

Posted at For those of us who know more about public education than Wall Street investment schemes, Valerie Strauss and Kenneth Saltman (education writer and professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth) did us a favor last week. In … Continued

Dakota Access Blackout Continues on ABC, NBC News

Posted at Neil Young’s song about the Dakota Access pipeline fight is 5 minutes, 39 seconds longer than the combined coverage of the controversy on the ABC and NBC networks. (screenshot: Slate) The Sacred Stone Camp established by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe … Continued

What Are the Biggest Defence Budgets in the World?

Posted at The United States dominates the world when it comes to defence spending – but how do other countries compare? By Ashley Kirk, 8:41AM GMT 27 Oct 2015 The United States’ military spending has dominated the world for years, … Continued