Donald Cohen

Donald Cohen

Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, a national resource and policy center focusing on privatization and responsible contracting.

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The Troubled Waters of Privatization

From boiling the soon-to-be-mashed potatoes to rinsing the fruits and vegetables, clean water is an essential ingredient in every household that will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner. And yet, the absence ...

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Fighting Justice Inc.

California voters passed a groundbreaking ballot measure this month that reduces penalties and sentences for nonviolent, “nonserious” crimes. Now, the private industry is responding to these changes in public attitudes ...

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Low-Wage Contract Workers: Obama Must Do More

On Thursday, Americans earning low wages from businesses that contract with the federal government walked off the job to urge President Obama to do “more than the minimum” by signing ...

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Privatization’s Trick-or-Trick Halloween

Halloween is the time of year dedicated to scary stories, and in In the Public Interest report, “Out of Control,” there are 26 frightening and factual tales of how the ...

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For-Profit Corporations’ Prison Break-in

Introducing for-profit companies into America's criminal justice system has been a bad deal for governments across the country. During the past several years, a movement opposed to profit incentives in ...

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Lowering the Bars for Humane Prison Conditions

Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center, an immigrant detention center operated by GEO Group in Tacoma, Washington, initiated the first of repeated hunger strikes on March 7, 2014. A note ...

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