An article in The Conversation looks at the growing backlash at outsourcing firms like Serco and the European trend towards ‘re-municipalisation’ of public services.
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It’s interesting, and significant, that most commentary on the election of an unlikely band of largely right wing populists to the Senate on Saturday fingers the electoral system as the culprit.
On one hand, that’s right. The whole system of parties allocating preferences based on above the line…
Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar.
Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and across Australia to witness the reality of this largely hidden world of privatised detention centres, outsourced aid, destructive resource wars and militarized private security. Who is involved and why? Can it be stopped? What are the alternatives in a globalised world? Profits of Doom challenges the fundamentals of our unsustainable way of life and the money-making imperatives driving it.
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Superman: Red Son by Kevin Nowlan