Stories by David Morris

David Morris directs The Public Good Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. subscribe to David Morris's feed

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Breathe a sigh of relief.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The competition between public and private sectors is handicapped. But it is the private sector that often cannot compete without being given more strokes.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The massive post office deficit that is driving management to commit institutional suicide is make-believe.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The GOP's priority is to ensure continued power by reducing the turnout of demographic groups like students, blacks, Hispanics that traditionally vote Democrat.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Most pro-life organizations more accurately should be labeled pro sperm.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The word anarchism has been so stripped of substance that it has come to be equated with chaos and nihilism. That's not what it means.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The Super Bowl is a reflection of government aggressively intervening, not on behalf of the poor or the consumer or the worker but on behalf of the 1/10th of 1 percent.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012, Source: On the Commons

The Republican position on inequality rests on five statements, all false.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2012, Source: Defending the Public Good

When a totalitarian regime aids and abets the rape of tens of thousands of children one would expect it to be shunned by governments and citizens alike.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011, Source: On the Commons

The 99% is more generous, and gives primarily to the church, while the 1% is more connected to cultural institutions that offer some payoff in social status.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2011, Source: On the Commons

OWS demonizes powerful banks. The Tea Party demonizes the poorest and weakest of us all.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2011, Source: On the Commons

The 99% is growing stronger and larger. The next step is to move the country. Which requires us to decide where we want to go and how we want to get there.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: On the Commons

The CEOs of Wall Street firms disrupted the lives of hundreds of millions. Why are protestors the ones who are getting arrested?

Posted on: Oct 2, 2011, Source:

Obama has agreed to cut Saturday delivery, 2500 offices may close immediately and up to 16,000 by 2020, and Republicans want to end free door-to-door mail.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2011, Source:

We are guided by our superstitions. The newest one? We can grow the economy by shrinking it.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011, Source: On the Commons

Any serious battle plan to reduce the deficit must take on the Pentagon.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2011, Source: On the Commons

A story of how the public sector can vastly outperform the private one.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2011, Source:

The public sector often provides services faster, cheaper and more effectively.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: On the Commons

The public library is a uniquely American creation. Now we have to fight to keep it public.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2011, Source: On the Commons

America is exceptional in the advantages we’ve had over other nations, not what we’ve done with those advantages.