The Ultimate Captive Market

The Ultimate Captive Market

Now here’s a heads-they-win, tails-we-lose situation: Three of the contracts Arizona signed with private companies to house its prisoners require 100 percent occupancy. That’s right: If the state fails to send along enough jailbirds to fill all the beds,...
Exploited by Your Tax Dollars

Exploited by Your Tax Dollars

McDonald’s really stepped in it this summer when the fast food empire created a budget for its underpaid employees to help them make ends meet on the low wages they bring home after flipping burgers all week. At first, the McBudget didn’t include any money...
Snooping Makes an Easy Road to Riches

Snooping Makes an Easy Road to Riches

Only 23 percent of Americans, a new Reuters poll says, consider former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden a “traitor” for blowing the whistle on the federal government’s massive surveillance habit. Many Americans clearly do find the...
The Risky Business of Post-War Contracting

The Risky Business of Post-War Contracting

The Iraq War is officially over. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops slipped quietly out of the country last year with none of the bodies-clinging-to-helicopter-struts drama that characterized America’s exit from Saigon in 1975. The only “uniforms”...
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