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In a Victory Over Privatization, a Montana City Wins the Right to Control Its Own Water Supply

Missoula “desired to own the water system that serves its residents because city officials believe a community’s water system is a public asset best owned and operated by the public,” the state’s supreme court wrote.

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Public Banks as the Antithesis of Neoliberalism

Public banks give people the right to share in sustainable abundance—a goal that neoliberalism makes impossible.

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So You Want to Ditch Your Landlord

“Real estate as a store of private wealth is the rotten tree that sprouts [the] diseased branches” of homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, gentrification and dangerous housing bubbles, writes Jesse A. Meyerson at The Nation. “[T]he solution is to quit pruning twigs and chop the sucker down.”

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100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility

December 23, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve. Has it achieved the purposes for which it was designed? For the banks, the Fed has served quite well. For the laboring masses whose populist movement prompted it, not much has changed in a century.

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Bolivia Nationalizes Electrical Grid

As neighboring Argentina brings its oil supply under state control, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced last week that his government has placed the country’s electricity sector under public ownership by seizing the main power grid from a Spanish company.

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