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  •  Don't forget the private prison industry (3+ / 0-)

    This country is no longer free. We lock up more people per capita than anyone else on earth and are criminalizing constitutionally protected rights (see: freedoms of speech, assembly, life, liberty, etc.)

    As per Justin Loiseau at Motley Fool...Private prisons are a 74 billion dolar industry and from 200 to 2010 the number of inmates in private prisons rose nearly 50% from 87,000 to 128,000...private prisons are know to consistently short staff personnel, scrimp on guard training, shrink inmate medical care services and ignore facility maintaince.

    He goes on to give examples of the negative consequences and then shows that they actually cost more, not less.

    Here's the good news. He then makes the bear's case for these stocks by noting that we, the People seem to be noticing and that CCA and GEO (the two biggest players) are losing contracts.

    I think this is a good place to start, put these corporations out of business.

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