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The New Privatization
The New Privatization
The US Government Needs a Yard Sale

By selling off empty buildings and land, the US government could raise hundreds of billions of dollars. What’s keeping us?

The New Privatization
Fast Money for Cash-Strapped Nations

If you’re a nation tightly squeezed by deficits and spending commitments, The Economist has a smart solution: sell your property. In a pair of pieces, The Economist’s latest lays out the extent of national land and building holdings and argues forcefully for a new wave of privatization. If there were any time when a one-time revenue generating policy like this might make sense it is now. As the Boomers age while birth rates decline in many Western nations, governments are going to be faced with large bills and not a big enough tax base to pay for them.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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