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Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

Ukraine doesn’t need Russia to take it down—Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private gas producers and promises to irreparably cripple new investment in the energy sector at a time when reform and outside investment were the country’s only hope.

When bureaucracies run health care

When they do we see scandals like the VA.  What the left will tell you is that’s an exception.  That the government can run health care vastly better than the private sector because it knows how to control costs. For example: NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because [...]

U.N.: Governments Coerce Companies to Do Their Surveillance Bidding

2 months agoNews : Reason

The United Nations' (U.N.) human rights office released a report today blasting the growing "de facto coercion of private sector companies" to do governments' surveillance bidding.  From the report:  There is strong evidence of a growing...Show More Summary

Shock: Local Governments Spend More than Private Sector on Lobbying Lawmakers

Local governments paying tax money to lobbyists to influence state lawmakers is so rampant that they now spend more on lobbying fees than do pharmaceutical companies, health care companies, and banks. According to the San Bernadino Sun, government-on-government lobbying is the most prevalent form of lobbying in the California state Legislature. Show More Summary

Companions in distress? Why Ofsted should keep its nose out of the private sector

The news that Ofsted has plans to take over the inspection of independent schools is extraordinarily sinister. Why do this? UK independent schools are ranked as the best in the world. Ofsted may be a brilliant organisation, but no-one can say that after years in control it has managed to make English state education the [...]

New App to Help Reduce Food Waste

3 months agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Do you know what makes us crazier than not having enough food? Wasting it! Waste isn't just happening on a private level; it is happening by the ton in the public sector, and it's horrifying. 

Apple's New Green Manifesto: Renewable Energy Is Ready to Become Mainstream

With the launch of Apple's new environmental initiative, the world is once again buzzing with comments, critique and speculation on what the world's biggest brand is doing. Apple's bold move is an impetus for the private sector to move in the same direction. Show More Summary

Calvert Investment Management's Natalie Trunow: Worries; Meager Income Growth, Housing Slowing

By Harlan Levy: Natalie Trunow is senior vice president and chief investment officer, equities at Maryland-based Calvert Investment Management. Harlan Levy: What do the March surge in new private sector jobs and the lackluster performance...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative Advances Government, Private Sector, and Philanthropic Investment in Human Capital

Can you do good and do well? This is the driving question for impact investors - those who want their dollars to both provide a reasonable return on their investment and make the world a better place. By some estimates, in the next 30 years, there will be as much as $6 trillion of private money looking to be deployed in this way. Show More Summary

NASA Moves to the Cloud

Kathleen Hickey of GCN.com reports, “NASA’s OpenNEX is one of the latest federal research projects moving to the cloud to improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors. In doing so, the space agency is using Amazon...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Has Another Great Idea

One of the things that you don’t hear much about when it comes to individual privacy is how great an enemy of it the private sector is. So many people are so worried about what the government is doing or might be doing that they ignore what private businesses are already doing. One of the [...]

A note on “awesomely destructive” fiscal policies

Here’s Paul Krugman describing the effects of recent fiscal policy in the US: And to do this when the private sector is still deleveraging and interest rates are at the zero lower bound is just awesomely destructive. It is true that Krugman suggested the fiscal austerity imposed in the US in 2013 would be awesomely [...]

CEOs Report Frustrated Sustainability Ambition

More than two thirds of CEOs (67 percent) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, while the same percentage report that the private sector is not making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a survey by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture. Show More Summary

Economic Confidence Falls Off The Cliff

Thanks to the government shutdown, there's no government economic data, which is going to make it harder to get a read on what the shutdown is doing to the economy. Fortunately there's a slew of data collected by the private sector, whether it's the ADP Jobs Report or the ISM Manufacturing surveys. Show More Summary

The Obama Mafia Gets the Private Sector to do its Anti-Gun Dirty Work

The Obama political machine is ruthless. It is a force that drives to coerce, extort, bully and suppress the opposition while simultaneously seizing power in a manner with the ruthlessness reminiscent of Michael Corleone dispatchingShow More Summary

One Lucky Couple Might Get the Chance to Take a Nightmarish Trip to Mars

This is what happens when we start relying on the private sector for all of our space exploration — rich people do all kinds of crazy shit. Currently, thanks to an investment by NASA engineer-turned-multimillionaire Dennis Tito, engineers...Show More Summary

This Emergency Bear Will Provide More Than Comfort in a Natural Disaster

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The second anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is quickly approaching, and the country—public and private sectors alike—is doing everything it can to be prepared for the next disaster. Simply being prepared for the worst...Show More Summary

Robert E. Slavin: How Government Can Support Effective Innovation in Education

There are few aspects of life more thoroughly dominated by government than education. This is particularly true of educational innovation. Innovative programs and materials do often come from the private sector, but they are adopted only if government supports them.

Reminder: The Private Sector is Not “Doing Fine”

Remember when President Obama was justifiably criticized for saying that the private sector was “doing fine” last summer when tens of millions of...

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Before Doing What It Wants

2 years agoNews : Truthdig

By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica Did you know Congress is exempt from portions of a number of federal laws, including provisions that protect workers in the private sector but don’t apply to the legislative branch’s approximately 30,000 employees? Here’s a look at some of the measures Congress exempts itself from.

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