A caution needs to go out to American readers to be aware of the existence of an American organization called Alec. Alec brings American legislators together with Multinational Corporations, with the expressed purpose of drafting sample legislation that appears to be finding its way into public policy. This seems to be a bold, and growing open attempt by mega corporations to seize control of public policy for their good and gain.
I understand that the Democracy Now clip is long, start watching at the 27min. 30 sec. point of the news feed.
And if you listen long enough you will hear of the possible beginnings of private prisons. America is already bent on incarcerating large numbers of the society in prisons, as America continues to have finacial problems, I could see that private prisons could become popular to reduce the costs of incarceration. And human nature as it is, greedy prison owner might be tempted to use forced labour for big profits. Oh, and if a person isn’t afraid to speak plainly, and truthfully, it is called slavery.
Canadians, with their ever expanding prison population, via Harper Justice Policy should also take note and keep a watchful eye.
Does ALEC really exist?