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Mar 23, 2011

State-Based, Single-Payer Health Care – A Solution for the United States? - This article by William C. Hsiao, Ph.D. in the New England Journal of Medicine examines whether state-based single payer systems like the one under consideration in Vermont could serve as models for other progressive states.

Mar 10, 2011

Back to Work: A Public Jobs Proposal for Economic Recovery - This DEMOS policy brief argues that to effectively address slow economic recovery and persistently high unemployment, the federal government should invest in a direct public jobs program, which would be more cost-effective and create more jobs than measures the federal government has taken to combat the effects of the recession in the past few years.

Feb 24, 2011

Mismanagement: Privatization Efforts Jeopardize Public Safety and Health- In this brief, One Wisconsin Now details Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s track record with pushing for the privatization of public assets in recent years, and documents the excessive costs, mismanagement, high risks, job loss, lost accountability, and negative impacts on the middle class, working families, and vulnerable populations that have occurred as a result of these efforts.

Jan 20, 2011
A Guide to Asset Privatization - This recent publication by In the Public Interest, a resource center on privatization and responsible contracting, details different types of asset privatization (including recent debacles such as Chicago’s parking meters, as well as various parts of the contracting process) and identifies key issues that lawmakers and advocates should consider in evaluating any asset privatization deal.
Jan 13, 2011

Public-Private Power Grab: The Risks in Privatizing State Economic Development Agencies - Recently, several right-wing governors have proposed privatizing state economic development agencies.

Jan 06, 2011