Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, then loot our economies. 2 of 4

source. Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of […]

Toronto Board and Media Kick Off the “Choice” Campaign

By George Thompson A number of factors paved the way for the Ontario government to launch its new “choice” campaign with the announcement of both gender segregated and magnet schools on March 26th through Chris Spence, the Toronto school board director and through the Toronto Star, which has become the mouth of the Liberal Party. […]

DID TEACHERS' UNION FUND COLOMBIAN TERRORISTS?

By guest blogger George Thompson Just as the mainstream media ramped up anti-terrorism fear to justify invading Iraq and Afghanistan, the same could be said of the campaign to generate distrust of teachers’ unions in order to justify further privatization in both the US and Canada. Indeed, as the main opponent of privatization, teachers’ unions […]

ONTARIO ADVISOR FULLAN TEAMED WITH PASTOREK IN NEW ORLEANS REFORM: CHARTER SCHOOLS ON ONTARIO’S “NEXT HORIZON”

Guest Blogged by George Thompson Premier McGuinty’s Special Advisor on education and the architect of Ontario’s reforms, was also a key advisor to the Louisiana superintendent, Paul Pastorek, in directing the post Hurricane Katrina reforms which led to America’s charter-dominated city. Katrina had presented an opportunity for what Naomi Klein refers to as “disaster capitalism”; […]