Subject:

Privatization and Nationalization

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Privatization Everywhere: Public Universitites Want to Go Private

    Privatization -- the other side of the deregulation coin -- has long been a favorite watchword among economic conservatives. Indeed, we can go back all the way to 1981, when President Reagan warned us that government was the problem, not the solution. Thirty-plus years on, this rhetoric still has s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Texas: Immigration Detention Capital of the Country

    In Texas, illegal immigration is often extremely lucrative.​Texas is number one again today. To our trophy case of great honors, we add Most Beholden To Private Corporations, When It Comes To Illegal Immigration. The Detention Watch Network recently released aggregated data about the big busi ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    Prison Pays

    Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010

    P.J. O'Rourke

    Sure, it's funny, but it also happens to be true

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Child Protective Services: Problems, Reforms and More Problems

    A quick fix may only have created more problems for CPS and the families it serves

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Fix Is In

    UTMB is under fire in Dallas for its jail health care. So why is Houston ready to install it here?

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Million-Hour Madness

    Religious charities discover state welfare reform savings are based in part on their backs

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Prison Break?

    Critics wonder if massive TDCJ cuts will be a prelude to privatization

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Days of Paige

    Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Uploading

    If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Airhead Journalism Alert!

    "Please -- Stop Me Before I Print Again!"

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    All in a Day's Work

    Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help

  • News

    July 11, 1996
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    A Taxing Situation

    What are the penalties in Harris County's tax collection deal with Heard, Goggan?

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    In the Rough

    The golf course giveaway is falling apart, but some city workers are paying the price

  • News

    January 11, 1996
  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Fore!

    Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    The Passions of Privatization

    V&E joins Heard Goggan in battling the county attorney's office

  • News

    February 9, 1995
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