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Community Education

Muncie Community Schools Needs Community Approach

Todd Smekens February 11, 2017 Muncie Community Schools in Peril Muncie, Indiana – I’ve spent the past two months assisting the federal government with administering assessments in schools across Indiana. This has given me an opportunity to speak with administrators in both rural and urban schools. They are all very much aware of local, state […]

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Government

Global Capital and the Nation State

Global Capital and the Nation State (via www.laprogressive.com) As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom — eliciting subsidies and tax breaks from countries concerned about their nation’s “competitiveness” — while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can…

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Government

Public Ownership of Banks is the Solution

What happens when the powerful become so powerful making regulation ineffective? Or, what happens when the rich and powerful know the difference between right and wrong, and still choose badly because there are no consequences? We are inundated with a continuing procession of financial scandals — MF Global’s bankruptcy, JP Morgan Chase’s “London Whale” and […]