Tag Archives: Privatization

The Surveillance State: Who’s Got Our Data, and What Are They Doing With It? — Podcast June 24, 2013

The Questions We Should Be Asking about Telecommunications Data Mining by Government and  Business: In the wake of Edward Snowden’s recent revelations, Democratic Perspective‘s Mike Cosentino, Chuck Williamson, and Steve Williamson discuss some of the broader implications of data mining operations by … Continue reading

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More Questions About Edward Snowden And The NSA.

Now that NSA (National Security Agency) snitch, Edward Snowden, is on the run from Hawaii to Hong Kong to Moscow and parts yet to be determined, his actions have raised even more questions. Democratic Perspective addressed many of these on … Continue reading

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A Prison System That Punishes Taxpayers.

Our own Bill Timberman was this week’s guest on Democratic Perspective. Bill has made several presentations in the past. This time, he focused on the privatization of prisons in Arizona. He began by saying, “This idea of the outsourcing and … Continue reading

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James Galbraith Interview — Podcast, May 14, 2012

Predators and Victims: The Cost to the Real Economy and the Middle Class of an Overgrown  Financial Sector. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson talk with James K. Galbraith, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs … Continue reading

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Democratic Perspective Retrospective — Podcast October 24, 2011

Our First 30 Weeks: A Democratic Perspective Retrospective. Since April 4th of this year, Democratic Perspective has been bringing Northern Arizona new voices and a fresh approach to international, national, state, and local political and economic issues. Our co-hosts, Mike … Continue reading

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“A Very Broken System”

Democratic Perspective continued our conversation with AZ House Minority Leader, Chad Campbell. This week, the subject was privatization. According to Campbell, privatization sometimes makes sense, but you need to look at each situation carefully. For example, he talked about the … Continue reading

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Chad Campbell Interview, Part 2 — Podcast July 4, 2011

When Privatization Makes Sense and When It Doesn’t: Arizona State Representative and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell continues his discussion with Democratic Perspective. The real results of Arizona’s experiments with privatized prisons, and why we should be concerned about the … 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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Upcoming Broadcasts — June 2011

Here is the schedule of upcoming Democratic Perspective broadcasts for June, 2011: June 6: Dr. Faten Ghosn Interview. Dr. Faten Ghosn, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Arizona, on the Arab Spring and other issues affecting U.S. … Continue reading

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