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General News    H3'ed 6/26/16

When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers

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Privatizing everything... see how crony -capitalism works to hurt our citizens. 'Today, people interact with private equity when they dial 911, pay their mortgage, play a round of golf or turn on the kitchen tap for a glass of water. The business of driving ambulances and operating fire brigades represents just one facet of a profound shift on Wall Street and Main Street alike Since the 2008 financial crisis, private equity firms, the “corporate raiders”have taken over a wide array of civic and financial services that are central to American life. Unlike other for-profit companies, which often have years of experience making a product or offering a service, private equity is primarily skilled in making money.  AND KNOW THIS... they are privatizing education but this article does not  mention the fire sale on public schools.  THIS is “the civil rights issue of our time.”

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