Tag: david morris

David Morris: Missing the Whole Story on Public Radio

September 2014

A show on municipal ownership of utilities overlooked success in LA, Seattle and Somerset, Kentucky,

David Morris: How To Save Equal Access on the Internet

May 2014

Publicly owned networks in cities across the US preserve net neutrality and provide quality service.

David Morris: When it Comes to Public Services, Government Knows Best

February 2014

Across the U.S., communities discover privatization delivers inferior services at higher prices.

David Morris: Can Cities Lead the Way in Reversing Inequality?

February 2014

Living wage laws, foreclosure reforms, and public banks show promise.

David Morris: Yes to Amazon.com, No to the Public!

November 2013

Welcome to the new post office.

David Morris: Only Congress Can End Forty Years Of Insanity

August 2013

Our attitude toward medical marijuana has unfolded like an interminable tragedy with three acts.

David Morris: The Tea Party Targets Public Libraries

August 2013

In Kentucky, even a $1 annual tax hike is too much for anti-government activists.

David Morris: Hidden Power Grab Stops Communities From Deciding Their Own Futures

May 2013

Increasingly states are quashing the power of local governments—and thwarting innovation.

David Morris: The Rise and Fall of Radio and TV as a Commons

April 2013

By US law, the airwaves belong to all of us. But there's no sign of that today.

David Morris: The End of the Post Office as a Public Institution?

February 2013

The Post Office will close half its processing centers this year and end Saturday delivery.

David Morris: Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?

January 2013

Increasingly frequent disasters like Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Bopha raise the question of global sharing.

David Morris: Should Tax Payers Subsidize Charitable Contributions?

December 2012

A few surprises about giving in America.

David Morris: A Stormy Reminder of Why We Need Government

October 2012

Sandy has been a vivid reminder of the role of Government.

David Morris: What Will Happen to Equal Protection Under the Law?

October 2012

The Supreme Court is poised to decide major issues like voting rights and marriage equality.

David Morris: We’re the NFL. We Don’t Have to Care.

September 2012

The NFL has made its fans complicit in Roger Goodell's union-busting.

David Morris: The Times They’re a Changing. Or Are They?

September 2012

This autumn, four states will have the chance to become the first to defeat a same-sex marriage ban.

David Morris: Corporate Crime Does Pay

September 2012

With penalties laughably low, what should we expect but continued criminal activity on the part of corporations?

David Morris: For Good Customer Service Go to Government, Not Corporations

August 2012

Received wisdom aside, good customer service is easier to come by at government agencies than many private businesses.

David Morris: Texas Judge Rules The Sky Belongs To Everyone

August 2012

Has the fight against climate change just taken a monumental step forward?

David Morris: Latest Proposal to Kill Post Office Ignores Real Causes of Its Financial Crisis

August 2012

Peter Orszag, Obama's former OMB director, stands to benefit from the privatization of U.S. Postal Service.

David Morris: The U.S. Healthcare Debate – From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

August 2012

The American debate over healthcare seems absurd most everywhere else.

David Morris: Protect Obama’s Health Care Reform, Then Move Toward a Public Option

July 2012

Now that Obamacare has been upheld, the next steps are preventing its repeal and moving towards a public option.

David Morris: Business Can’t Win the Privatization Game Without a Handicap

June 2012

Competition between the public and private sectors is rigged—and in not the way you might think.

David Morris: A Phony Crisis

June 2012

The U.S. Postal Service is scaling back in the face of a massive budget deficit. Did it bring this on itself, or is someone else to blame?

David Morris: Profiles of Political Courage

May 2012

Health care reform may be repealed if Republicans win in November, but it may not be the only president's signature legislation that's in danger.

Public Disinterest

December 2010

The U.S. postal service is struggling for survival and broadcast airwaves feed hate. How two key information commons, “owned” by citizens, have dammed the flow of communication and birthed Rush Limbaugh.