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Los Angeles Schools Embrace Microsoft’s “Daily Pass” QR Health Portal

This past week many people on social media have been expressing concern about a video promoting the Los Angeles Unified School District’s adoption of a health-screening data portal that was developed by Microsoft in partnership with Anthem Health, the country’s largest membership health system. Anthem is affiliated with Blue Cross Blue Shield in fourteen states. […]

How Engineered Pandemics And Poverty Profit The Elite – Truthiverse Interview, October 2020

Alison McDowell is an independent activist, researcher and blogger who has a laser beam focus on what and who is behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Great Reset and what the future entails if the Technocrats get their way. If you want to know what the bigger agenda behind the pandemic is this is a great […]

No One Should Be A Commodity To Profit Goldman Sachs: Testimony Opposing Pay For Success Finance For Housing

Philadelphia City Council created a “Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention” on March 28, 2019 (resolution here), and with it the machine of human capital impact investing in our city of deep, deep poverty roared to life. The purported goal of the committee is to create an action plan to lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of […]

Dallas And Tulsa: A Tale of Two Blockchains

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Dallas and Tulsa, connect in person with friends and research collaborators, see local sites of “social entrepreneurship,” and meet others who are developing strategies to fight the coming tide of predatory “human capital investment.” For important background on the disruption that is overtaking Tulsa, […]

Compulsory Dyslexia Screening: A Trojan Horse To Advance Data Collection For Predatory Pay For Success Deals in Pre-K and Early Literacy

I put together a presentation to warn California educators, parents, and elected officials about Boston Consulting Group’s ties to compulsory dyslexia screening legislation. See the consulting firm’s July 2020 white paper, The Economic Impact of Dyslexia in California. This is the cost-offset analysis that will be used to justify future data extraction schemes. BCG was […]

Will “smart” cities lead to surveilled education and social control?

“What is a Smart City?” is the third entry in my slide presentation series “Education in the Cloud.” If you haven’t yet seen them, prior posts include an introductory essay and “Digital Classrooms as Data Factories.” Part 3 of Education in the Cloud: What is a “Smart” City?  A growing number of metropolitan areas are […]

When The Teachers Are Avatars And The Students Are Data: Wrench In The Gears Visits Kent, Washington, 11/2/19

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to return to the Seattle area, visit with fellow education activists, and present at the Kent Regional Library. I was last in Seattle in the spring of 2017 when I gave a talk on Future-Ready Schools at the Lake City Library. If you missed that one, you can […]

Transcript – Guns and Butter Interview with Bonnie Faulkner March 8, 2021

This transcript was generously prepared by Colleen McGuire based in Greece. Thank you Colleen. You can listen to the transcribed interview here. BF I’m Bonnie Faulkner. Today on Guns & Butter Alison McDowell. Today’s show Gaming our Lives: Pay for Success Finance. Alison McDowell is a pioneering independent researcher. Her journey into activism began as […]

Vanquishing the Windigo: Standing Up to Marc Tucker and Digital Capitalism

I’ve embarked on some intense Internet peregrinations lately, and work has been super busy. But it keeps me grounded in the real, physical world for which I am eternally grateful. It is captivating, full of generous people and natural wonders. It’s worth fighting to protect, which is why I continue to wander and try to […]

Silicon Valley Leverages Pandemic-Induced Poverty To Advance Pay For Success Finance

Waves of crises and disasters, often engineered, have made it hard for most to see the sweeping changes the Fourth Industrial Revolution has in the works. Namely the billionaires’ plan to hand entire job sectors over to robots and algorithms, forcing millions into poverty. Dispossessed of their means of economic support the masses can be […]