Category Archives: De-regulation

Shadow Government.

Democratic Perspective continued its series about the use of political front groups as a way of hiding corporate contributions in order to subvert the political process. This week, we looked at ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC’s website calls … Continue reading

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Privatization Myths: Enron and the California Energy Crisis — Podcast June 20, 2011

No matter what Republicans say, sometimes government is the better bet: More than ten years ago, Republicans convinced California that selling off its power plants to private corporations would lower energy costs to the state’s public utility consumers. That’s NOT … Continue reading

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Republican Myths about Privatization and De-Regulation

Leading conservative, Grover Norquist, once said, “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” And it seems the Republican … Continue reading

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