SchwartzReport: Corporate Prison Crime & Corporate Agriculture Crime — Blessed Once Again by the US Government

Commerce, Corruption, Government

schwartz reportThis report is a trifecta of corrupted capitalism. It starts with the latest in the Prison Privatization trend, followed by the New American Slavery trend. In every way that one can measure these prison companies they consistently show what I can only characterize as depravity.

Consider for a moment the requirement that private prison companies be assured by the government paying them — that is to say you and me — that they will keep them at least 90 per cent stocked at all times. Just contemplate the implications of that sentence.

Then it moves on to the corruption of real estate investment trusts (REIT), the latest in the Deregulation trend.

The Corrections Corporation of America’s Latest Shady Business? Tax Evasion
KRISTEN GWYNNE – AlterNet (U.S.)

Yet further corruption of our food system to the benefit of corporate profits. The Obama Administration is no better than the Bush Administration in this regard and, therefore, a tremendous disappointment. Once again, we have an example of the disconnect between Obama’s words and his actions. He talks social progressive; he acts corporate servant.

USDA Ruffles Feathers With New Poultry Inspection Policy
TOM PHILPOTT – Mother Jones