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Charter Cities

What If Governments Were More Like Tech Startups? How to Grow a City in Honduras

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Zach Weissmueller

How do you fix a system that's so broken and corrupt that the citizens living under it go to lengths such as jumping aboard a freight train nicknamed "The Beast" with their children just to escape it?

Honduras: The War on Peasants

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Eric Holt Gimenez

Honduras is one more case in the epidemic of global land grabs sweeping the planet. Hundreds of thousands of peasants and indigenous people are being violently displaced. The result has been called "The War on Peasants."

After Corruption Scandal, Vernon Prepares To Fight Forced Disincorporation

Los Angeles Times | Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The city of Vernon and some of its businesses are mounting a concerted and potentially expensive campaign against a bill in the state Legislature that...

Chartering Towards Destruction: The Real Cause of the Scandals in Bell and Vernon

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jessica Levinson

How did officials get away with giving themselves exorbitant salaries, top notch medical insurance, hefty retirement plans, and high-paying consulting gigs? The answer is charter cities.