| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A money-saving plan to privatize the Los Angeles Zoo has stalled after city negotiators failed to reach an agreement with the nonprofit seeking to run the facility.
The announcement that the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. was pulling out of talks Thursday...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday spurned Indiana's efforts to recoup roughly $170 million from IBM Corp. over its failed effort to overhaul the state's welfare system as part of a broader privatization push that was an early hallmark of...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's hip these days for everyone from world leaders to the Occupy Wall Street crowd to attack free-market, limited-government capitalism as wild and in need of control because it's supposedly the cause of the world economic collapse. This is a myth. It'...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:07 PM
An injunction prohibiting the city of Costa Mesa from outsourcing services to the private sector will remain in place until an employee lawsuit is resolved, a three-judge panel ruled Friday.
William Bedsworth, Eileen Moore and Richard Aronson from the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A UK-based port trade publication posted and then pulled an article Thursday that said the Virginia Port Authority board had decided to shelve privatization plans, several days before a scheduled vote on that issue.
"Despite having received multi-...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan's budget is an amazing and wondrous document.
Not only does it balance the budget in 10 years while reducing tax rates, it also does so without any pain or suffering -- or even breaking a sweat. It achieves not just the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Indeed," writes David Korten, "we have become so entranced in the illusion that money is a measure of real wealth and a storehouse of value that we have allowed it to displace life as our object of sacred veneration and become the ultimate arbiter of...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Sometimes what I fear most is that the disintegration of public life -- indeed, the very idea of the public good -- is complete. The vultures and profiteers swarm around the carcass and make a profit and that's all that matters.
Thirty years on, the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:28 AM
The Maryland Transportation Authority has thrown some cold water on the idea of leasing the Intercounty Connector as a relatively pain-free way of raising money to pay for other projects – saying such deals are too complex to enter into without...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:47 PM
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for a nationwide investigation into the "alarming number of deaths and cases of abuse" of developmentally disabled individuals at government-financed residential facilities.
Murphy sent a letter to the inspector general...
| Mar 11, 2013
The Lehigh Valley is the fastest-growing region in Pennsylvania. We are a day's drive from one-third of the population of the United States. The ease of access to large markets, combined with a lower cost of living, affordable real estate, lower taxes and...