Web Reading List #1 [9-11-2013]

The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA
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Why the NDAA is Unconstitutional
The NDAA Makes It Harder to Fight Terrorism
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ACLU’s NDAA page
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The 1 Percent Have Won 95 Percent Of The Recovery, So Let’s Cut Food Stamps!
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Low-paid Germans mind rich-poor gap as elections approach
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This chart shows why $270 billion in housing aid hasn’t solved homelessness
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THE LUCKY COUNTRY: Index Shows Australians Need To Work Least To Buy A Big Mac

Anonymous Exposes U.S.’s Biggest Private Prison Company As a Bad Financial Investment

“The oldest and largest for-profit prison company is not what it would have you believe, at least according to Anonymous. A faction of the hacktivist group released a report this morning concluding that the publicly traded prison operator Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is not an efficient, profitable free-market solution — but a bad investment for shareholders.

Companies like CCA currently profit from America’s addiction to incarceration – converting a bloody trail of prison riots, deaths, and general human misery into black balance sheets. The conventional financial wisdom is that CCA will be reliably profitable in the future because of its strong history of growth over the past thirty years. But this growth has been fueled by an historical anomaly. Between 1970 and 2005, the U.S. prison population grew by 700 percent, far outpacing both population growth and crime. As a result, our country now has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prisoners.”

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