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Wall Street’s New Prison Scam

Katya Schwenk The Lever
As states crack down on prison-phone price gouging and resulting government kickbacks, telecom companies and their private equity backers have new ways to game the system.

Why Private Investment Isn’t Driving a Rapid Green Transition

An Interview with Brett Christophers Jacobin
Declining renewable energy prices have not led to a long-predicted renewables boom, because green energy still isn’t sufficiently profitable for private investors. Public investment and ownership is essential to driving a rapid green transition.

Big Oil Knew About Climate Change Far Earlier Than We Thought

Rebecca John DeSmog
Documents shed light on the earliest-known instance of climate science funded by the fossil fuel industry, adding to growing understanding of Big Oil’s knowledge of climate change. Fossil fuel industry sponsored climate science in 1954.
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