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In Markets We Cannot Trust: What the Texas Storm Reveals about Privatized Services
Millions of people in Texas went without power and heat during a brutal winter storm. This avoidable catastrophe was the result of trusting the market and private interests to deliver the public good.
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Putting Profit Before Welfare: A Closer Look at India’s Digital Identification System
Aadhaar is the largest national biometric digital identification program in the world, with over 1.2 billion registered users. While the poor have been used as a "marketing strategy" for this program, the "real agenda" is the pursuit of private profit.
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From Barbuda to the World: Love (and Peace and Happiness) in the Time of Climate Emergency
Barbuda is a microcosm of larger trends and issues from climate-induced displacement and disaster capitalism, to the greenwashing of policies that undermine climate resilience.
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On the Frontlines of the Digital Welfare State: Musings from Australia
Welfare beneficiaries are in danger of losing their payments to “glitches” or because they lack internet access. So why is digitization still seen as the shiny panacea to poverty?
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