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Capitalism and the Jews

Capitalism and the Jews

By Jerry Z. Muller

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Tag: Private Prisons

Libertarians Love Civil Liberties—but Won’t Use Government to Protect Them From Capitalists

Truthdig followed along as Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and running mate William Weld answered questions in a live stream forum moderated by Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez.

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Columbia Becomes the First Major University to Divest From For-Profit Prison Companies

Though it’s questionable why Columbia University decided to buy more than 230,000 shares of the biggest private prison company in the U.S. in the first place, on Monday it announced it not only gave up those shares but that it will no longer invest in such businesses.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 READ MORE

How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses the forms of slavery and exploitation that thrive in today’s U.S. prison system with Eddie Conway (at right), a former leader of the Black Panthers who was imprisoned for over 40 years.

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

How About Diversifying Newsrooms for a Change?

Media organizations would benefit from fresh faces from a variety of backgrounds; protesters want the Gates Foundation to stop giving money to private prisons; meanwhile, a man is serving a life sentence in prison for lending his friend a car and going to bed. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 READ MORE

Are Students Dropping Out of College to Become Entrepreneurs?

Universities are working hard to keep their students in the classroom rather than out starting their own business; private prisons receive tons of taxpayer dollars but can operate under secrecy; meanwhile, anti-terrorist agencies try to entrap activists to demonstrate that the policing organizations are needed. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 READ MORE

Immigrants for Sale

Brave New Films sent us this must-watch primer on the big business (to the tune of $5 billion annually) of immigrant imprisonment. Watch and connect the dots between shady right-wing lobbyists, state legislators and private dungeons.

Posted on May 12, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN

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