On Disaster Capitalism, Corporate Education and How Billionaires Are Planning the Future

On Disaster Capitalism, Corporate Education and How Billionaires Are Planning the Future

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http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/20-0

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/disaster-capitalism-k-12-education-and-...

http://prospect.org/article/corporatization-uva

corporate coopting of progressive organizas eg union busting chicago teachers

more on what starts as doing good ends u becoming a market,corporate philanthropy,

This is how fundamental democratic institutions and progressive organizations get co-opted by corporate interests. Find an issue like, say, education reform, partner up with right-wing interests to undermine public education as a fundamental right of every child in this country, and let billionaires direct the flow of dollars into competing efforts.

Along the way, it's useful to toss some corporate money at progressive organizations in order to give the appearance  that right-wing corporate policies are somehow progressive. This is exactly what has happened with Stand for Children and Change.org. Their union-busting petition microtargeted at Chicago teachers highlights how they have been played "at the edges" to promote ideas that are not at all progressive.

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