The New IT Thing

It’s become painfully clear that governments can no longer afford to simply buy the claims of corporations seeking a multi-million dollar contract. Claims of “cost-savings” and “efficiencies” must be properly [...]
June 2015

Victory in Maryland!

Congratulations to the workers and taxpayers in Maryland! Their governor just signed a bill to reduce the risk of contracting failures in the state and ensure a proposed outsourcing effort is truly the most effective option. [...]
May 2015

What Makes Us a Nation?

All around us, often seemingly invisible, are the myriad of things that make us one nation – the things we do together, the public projects that make us, well, an “us.” Educating every child, ensuring we have a [...]
May 2015

How Much Do They Deserve?

When government contractors spend our tax dollars to pay poverty-level wages, we make up the difference by paying for food stamp programs and shelters.
May 2015

Abolish Profit Guarantees

Quotas do more to guarantee profits than guarantee public safety. Many thanks to Grassroots Leadership and American Friends Service Committee for their excellent work to bring an end to the Immigrant Detention Quota. [...]
April 2015

They Made How Much?!

Over the last three years, the top 12 executives at both corporations have earned a whopping $58,759,145, before accounting for “performance based” stock awards.
April 2015

Keeping Up

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March 2015

Close the Sunshine Gap

By demanding more transparency from contractors we'll help strengthen our democracy, promote fiscal responsibility, check corruption and bolster public confidence. [...]
March 2015

It Has Failed.

States that haven’t yet handed over control of child welfare to private companies should learn from the multiple failings of other states and look for ways to strengthen existing programs instead of conducting experiments [...]
March 2015