privatisation

Is University Still Worth It?

How to Study for Knowledge When the World Wants You to Study for Money

Some tips from an academic on how to pursue knowledge when your university wants you to chase a job.
Matt Cole
10.1.16
News

This London Rebel DIY Regeneration Shows How to Solve the Housing Crisis

When a huge investment firm moved in to evict the residents of Sweets Way, they fought back.
Ben Beach
8.31.15
News

Ferry Workers on Scotland's West Coast Went on Strike to Stop Privatization

They're worried about their jobs if CalMac is bought out. The case poses tricky questions for the Scottish National Party's relationship with trade unions.
Liam Turbett
6.30.15
News

We Talked to UK Healthcare Employees Who Are Worried About More Cuts to the National Health Service

"It's all about profit and not about compassion or about care."
Eleanor Morgan
5.8.15
News

A Portrait of Modern Inequality: What Will Become of London's National Gallery?

Last July, a decision was made to outsource 400 out of 600 gallery staff. Almost everyone will be transferred from the public sector to a private company, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Philip Kleinfeld
2.2.15
Travel

Riding Britain's Last State-Owned Railway Line

The country's only publicly owned railway is also one of the best, but soon it's being privatized.
Josh Barrie
1.23.15
Travel

London's New 'Sky Garden' Is a Symbol of Inequality

The UK capital now has a literal playground for the rich. In the sky.
Mark Wilding
1.15.15
Stuff

How Privatization Screwed Over Britain, According to Author James Meek

His new book argues that we must stop believing that naked self-interest is the only thing that gets people out of bed in the morning and that commerce is the only solution to all our problems.
James Pallister
10.2.14