Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community
A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
Corporations are Privatizing Power in Puerto Rico as Trump Administration Relief Aid Continues to Stumble
A toxic combination of incompetency, greed and vulnerability after Hurricane Maria make the island ripe for a dangerous move toward privatization of major utilities.
European Cities Are Reclaiming Public Services From the Private Sector
The US has a lot to learn from people powered movements.
The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law
'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
How Public Is Your Water?
The power struggle is on.
Water Rights are Civil Rights and Civil Rights are Human Rights
The lack of accountability for privatized water companies leaves room for significant environmental damage.
That Was Quick: Hunters Stopped a Bill to Privatize Over 3 Million Acres of Public Land
A Republican congressman introduced the bill, then withdrew it in just one week.
The Number of US Households That Can’t Afford Water Could Triple in Five Years
Water access is becoming a battleground.
What It's Like to Eat Some of the Worst Prison Food in America
During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
US Prison Boss Who Oversaw the Accidental Early Release of 3,200 Inmates Is Now Running Probation Program in the UK
Privatization of probation in the UK means ex-convicts will be in the hands of companies with some pretty questionable records.
Bob Sillerman Says SFX Will Bounce Back
Sillerman reaffirmed his plan to take the company private with a lower offer. Translation: "Eff da haters."
Chomsky and Krauss: Why Send Humans to Space When We Can Send Robots?
The two prominent public intellectuals argue manned missions are essentially political posturing that yield little science.