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The Metrobus Driver Strike Is Nearing Month Two

Elliot C. Williams DCist
Over the course of nearly a month, the DC bus drivers strike has intensified: other groups, including a flight attendant union and local union musicians, have joined the picket line. 

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Government-Sponsored Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Workers Fall Short

By GREGORY N. HEIRES www.thenewcrossroads.com
The government-promoted plans let employers completely off the hook and put the entire burden of retirement savings and investment management on workers. They put another nail in the coffin of traditional plans in which employers share the expense.

Everything Must Go: Selling Off and Selling Out the Public Sector

Whitney Curry Wimbish The Baffler
Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX. Selling off public assets and contracting out basic government functions has never been a cause driven by strong popular sentiment. Nonetheless, Trump is but the latest President, Democrat and Republican alike, to champion privatization.

The Complete Mercenary

Matthew Cole The Intercept
Eric Prince How Erik Prince used the rise of Trump to make an improbable comeback.
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