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The Future is Public: building a pro-public movement for all

The Future is Public is a two-day gathering of union leaders, activists, researchers, and community groups in Montréal, June 15-16 2018. The conference aims to generate outlines of such a common vision, working towards a pro-public movement that would develop proposals and campaigns for public services that: Address environmental crises and reverse deepening inequality; Increase a sense of ownership and democratic input from workers and communities; Create inclusive and equitable services.

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Top 10 Reasons to Worry About Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds are another way for governments to borrow money without it showing up on the books as debt. IN the process social services are privatized with investor profits and the new layers of bureaucracy Social Impact Bonds require pushing up costs. Because the intermediary organizations providing services must make a profit for investors, those most in need will have nowhere to go if it is too difficult or too expensive to help them.

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