Stalin in Russia had its fascist art movement-----fascism in Germany took control of art----and as the article below on Italian fascism----it's not about egalitarian or democracy----it is about how incapable the masses of people are. Hopkins is capturing every education sector in the city and turning each branch of education into its own dispensation of philosophy....
IT IS INCREDIBLE.....AND THESE ARE CRIMINAL AND SOCIOPATHS AT THE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AT HOPKINS.
So, Hopkins Medical campus in East Baltimore is built with everything around it focused on health and medical application-----Hopkins Homewood focuses on international politics and the building and protection of markets overseas-----MICA will give us the artistic voice behind the glory in all this as well as more products with a community built to create those products.....the K-12 schools and community colleges are all tied to the vocational needs of each of these Hopkins product sectors. Meanwhile, Hopkins brings all of its international partners and recruited immigrants to cycle through this system to run the Hopkins' businesses and work on the cheap being moved from one location to another to keep the entire Baltimore central in flux----no citizen control or participation ----no ability to organize as everything from non-profit to education to employment to end of life is Johns Hopkins.
The M.B.A./M.A. in Design Leadership program will enable students to:
• Earn an M.B.A. and an M.A. in Design Leadership in this 18- to 20-month, 66-credit program of study and gain double the skill sets of a traditional M.B.A. program in a compressed period of time.
• Enhance in-depth knowledge in diverse areas including strategy, finance, statistics, economics, ethics, law, marketing, operations and human capital management along with visualization, prototyping, cultural relevance and awareness, design theory, sustainability and social responsiveness.
'Futurism that was both an artistic-cultural movement and initially a political movement in Italy led by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti who founded the Futurist Manifesto (1908), that championed the causes of modernism, action, and political violence as necessary elements of politics while denouncing liberalism and parliamentary politics. Marinetti rejected conventional democracy based on majority rule and egalitarianism, for a new form of democracy, promoting what he described in his work "The Futurist Conception of Democracy" as the following: "We are therefore able to give the directions to create and to dismantle to numbers, to quantity, to the mass, for with us number, quantity and mass will never be—as they are in Germany and Russia—the number, quantity and mass of mediocre men, incapable and indecisive" '.
THIS IS WHAT AN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ZONE LOOKS LIKE----IF LEFT TO GROW IT WILL BE THE WORST OF ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION.
We all know rich white men are behind this but it has not moved forward without the help of the labor and justice organization leaders that should have been educating and advocating against all of this. That is why Clinton in taking the people's Democratic Party had to neutralize those organizations by appealing to self-interest-----just as US corporations did to the Chinese politburo.
If you are ending equal opportunity housing and education and gentrifying the city you need Urban League as the source of dis-information. In cities across the nation major black organizations work with Baltimore Development and Johns Hopkins in moving these International Enterprise Zones forward. Look below at the current Urban League leader-----from the city known world-wide for its corruption, abusive police force, and if you look at the period Morial was Mayor of New Orleans-----the scandal behind the Army Corp of Engineers and the dykes that broke wiping New Orleans to a clean slate developmentally-----you would find Morial as the last person to head an organization with a voice in urban development----but Clinton knows the weak links when he sees them-----and indeed, Morial is the man ready to move Chinese-style Economic Zones to replace our sovereign nation, state, and cities.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marc H. Morial 59th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
May 2, 1994 – May 6, 2002 Preceded by Sidney Barthelemy Succeeded by Ray Nagin Louisiana Senate In office
1992–1994 Preceded by Ben Bagert Succeeded by Paulette Irons Personal details Born January 3, 1958 (age 57)
New Orleans, Louisiana Political party Democratic Spouse(s) Michelle Miller Profession President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League Religion Roman Catholic
Marc Haydel Morial (born January 3, 1958) is an American political and civic leader and the current president of the National Urban League. Morial served as mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1994 to 2002. He is married to Michelle Miller, who has won awards as a CBS News Correspondent.
Early life and education Marc Morial grew up in the Seventh Ward in New Orleans. He is the son of New Orleans' first African-American mayor, Ernest N. "Dutch" Morial, and teacher Sybil (Haydel) Morial. He is the second of five children. Morial graduated from Jesuit High School in 1976, then received a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1980. Morial joined Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Morial then earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1983 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Clinton not only used the subprime mortgage fraud to take city real estate and move trillions of dollars in fraud to the banks so they could then use that money to build International Economic Zones----he created the mortgage fraud to blow up the Federal Housing Agency----low-income housing. Bush was all to happy to oblige with open fraud and Obama made sure no justice could be had in this massive fraud. Low-income housing funds have virtually disappeared after tens of millions of citizens lost their homes to fraud.
THAT WAS A PLAN FOLKS---
It would have been organizations like Urban League that educated people away from these fraudulent loans---it would be shouting today for the billions of dollars in subprime mortgage fraud owed to Baltimore citizens----but it is busy in its partnership to advance Johns Hopkins development plans. It was not a bad thing to end high-rise public housing----but as everyone knows absolutely nothing is being done to replace or augment the housing crisis in Baltimore except to juke the stats on the amount of homelessness exists. This is a great motivating factor in the violence in Baltimore brought to us by Hopkins development policy.
All of these schemes were called----genius. Hillary for Smart People thinks that cartel behavior is a sign of intelligence....anyone can knock people on the head and steal their lunch money.
Reading this article that states their emphasis on veterans and housing----the bond market crash is coming and veterans are being targeted with subprime housing loans just as in 2007 before that economic crash. HARP and these veterans housing loan programs are all setting the stage for another round of people defaulting with the coming bond market crash.
It appears to me that NACA is promoting these same subprime mortgage loan deals just as was done by 'progressive' organizations during the last housing fraud.
NACA is a non-profit HUD Certified homeownership and advocacy organization that has been in the forefront in the fight for economic justice. NACA has made the dream of homeownership a reality for hundreds of thousands of working people enabling those with credit issues, limited assets or subject to discrimination to purchase a home or modify their predatory loan on the most affordable terms. NACA continues to set the national standard in its advocacy for affordable homeownership and access to credit.
“Fierce advocate for struggling homeowners”
Homeownership advocates suing HUD and criticizing Obama
July 20, 2011 American Genius
HUD and Obama under fire The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), who claims to be the largest homeownership organization in America is criticizing President Obama and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development claiming both have been ineffective in helping the American homeowners.
NACA said it has joined homeowners with government backed loans to file a lawsuit against HUD for “trying to silence and undermine NACA” and American homeowners and putting them at risk for foreclosure.
NACA is known for criticizing Obama’s foreclosure prevention programs and note that “the government mortgage programs which constitute 80% of the total mortgages (i.e. FHA, VA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) are the least effective in preventing foreclosures and in restructuring/modifying mortgages to make them affordable.”
The organization says that because of the ineffectiveness of these programs, the American taxpayers are foreclosing on themselves. “It’s the height of hypocrisy for our President and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to pretend they are working to keep people in their homes when they control the most problematic loans,” said NACA CEO Bruce Marks.
NACA points to veterans as being mistreated. “This contrast is most appalling when veterans, those willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice, are often able to modify a non-government mortgage, as low as 2% permanently and/or a principal reduction, while veterans with a VA mortgage cannot achieve this and must meet nearly impossible conditions to qualify for a loan modification. One of the VA conditions requires the military member to be significantly delinquent which could jeopardize their clearance and job in the armed services.”
NACA suing HUD
NACA has sued HUD “for what amounts to political retaliation and government interference putting families facing foreclosure at risk” as HUD has withheld NACA’s grants which NACA calls blackmail.
“NACA with hundreds of thousands of members will not be silenced. We will start by stopping our veteran homeowners from losing their American Dream. NACA will continue to lead the campaign including our extraordinary Save-the-Dream events to protect our veterans here at home and the millions of homeowners at risk of foreclosure.”
In order for Johns Hopkins to bring all of that offshored fraud back into the US to fund development of its International Economic Zone, it had to make sure all of the Constitutional rights to opportunity and access housing and education was ignored and that was what Obama did in embracing Clinton's Federalism Act. Housing and Urban Development under Obama's Donovan sent all HUD funds to Enterprise Zones and the Hopkins Development corporations.....all of this with silence from the major housing justice organizations which during every election support the Clinton neo-liberals and Johns Hopkins neo-conservatives moving all this policy forward. No education on the suspension of Constitutional rights of Equal Protection but support for the pols installing Hopkins policies.
All of the funding for Hopkins development in this massive International Economic Zone comes from global investment firms and Federal HUD money while low-income housing disappears.
Remember, Clinton neo-liberals like Obama work to dismantle all of War on Poverty, New Deal, and labor and justice rights----they see Americans as human capital ready to create the same conditions in the US as exist in developing nations. All of this is simply Republican policy----
Clinton promoted Enterprise Zones at the same time he championed the subprime mortgage fraud scheme that did the opposite of what he states here------progressive posing extraordinaire!!!!!
“Americans have an interest in seeing that economic
opportunities in every community are
seized. We must keep working to do what we
can to revitalize communities, not by ignoring
them or by trying to impose one-size-fits-all
programs, but by doing what we’ve been trying to
do— being a partner with people who live in each
community and being a catalyst to bring the
spark of private enterprise to these communities.
That’s what we are doing with Empowerment
Zones and Enterprise Communities— providing
the tools for people to do what they want to do.”
— President William Jefferson Clinton
Obama Signs Deep HUD Budget Cuts
November 28, 2011
Several important housing and homelessness programs will receive significantly less funding this year, as will HUD overall, due to a bill containing the HUD spending levels passed by the Congress and signed by President Obama last week.
The minibus bill combines three appropriations bills - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD); Agriculture, Rural Housing, and Food and Drug Administration; and Commerce, Justice, and Science. The remaining 10 appropriations bills have not been passed, and those areas of government will continue under a continuing resolution through December 16.
The cuts to HUD programs will cause increased hardship among a growing number of individuals and families can’t afford rent, and many of them are becoming homeless. Links to more detailed information are below, but the highlights include:
- $18.91 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA). According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the bill underfunds TBRA contract renewals by $93 million, which could result in loss of between 12,000 and 24,000 vouchers.
- $1.88 billion for Public Housing Capital, which is 8% less than last year, and 22% less than President Obama proposed in his budget. HUD estimates a $25 billion backlog of unaddressed repairs and other capital needs.
- $3.96 billion for Public Housing Operating funds - a 14% decrease. And, HUD is instructed to use up to $750 million of public housing authorities’ reserves toward that amount.
- Earlier versions of the bill included provisions to de-fund state-funded public housing that recently converted to federal under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ACT) of 2008. These provisions did not pass.
- The HOME program was cut to $1 billion from $1.6 billion, and new oversight and monitoring provisions were added. These are likely stemming from recent Washington Post coverage of fraud by some entities funded by the program. HUD estimates the loss of HOME funds will result in 31,000 fewer affordable homes.
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula grants were cut to $2.95 billion - 12% below last year and 20% below President Obama’s request.
- $1.9 billion for McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance grants, the same as last year. In the days before this bill passed 47 Members of Congress - including Connecticut’s Rep. Joe Courtney - signed a letter to appropriators requesting they protect this important program.
- Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly was funded at $374 million - 6% below FY11 levels, but 55% below FY10 levels.
- Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities increased 10% to $165 million. This funding year HUD will begin implementing changes to the program from the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act. In particular, the bill instructs HUD to conduct the Project Rental Assistance Demonstration which allows developers to combine Section 811 rental assistance with other capital funding programs.
- $75 million for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, an increase over last year’s $49 million, which will fund approximately 11,000 new vouchers.
How does one institution control all real estate in a city? It has NYC former Mayor Bloomberg buy $4 billion in stock options and has the FED use fraudulent means to replenish a bankrupt university endowment!
Most of the Wall Street banks are no longer giving loans for the average family and we know HUD is not in that business any more. The subprime loan settlement for Maryland is being used to fund selected middle-class families in these Hopkins employment zones and as this article states----Hopkins now has 46,000 employees and owns much of the real estate. Now, with this fortune amassed it is subsidizing the sale of houses around the area to its own employees. This includes the communities of Remington, Harwood, Old Goucher, and East Baltimore.
When you place people in residential housing that are tied to your corporation----the future of that corporation becomes the focus of those families......so everybody attached to this central district of Baltimore will have a vested interest in all of Johns Hopkins' endeavors moving forward.
As with artists sent into neighborhoods to gentrify who then get priced out of these communities once they are gentrified----so too will these families moved in as a temporary fill for this Manhattan project.
They problem is having Hopkins with so much money and all of the public sector that is Baltimore is now Hopkins along with all of the city's revenue streams. There is no disconnecting what is Hopkins and what is the City of Baltimore all while a billion dollars in corporate fraud and government corruption occur each year.
THE FOXCONN MODEL HAS EMPLOYEES LIVING RIGHT WHERE THEY WORK.
Hopkins is famous for illegal hiring of people deemed independent contractors when they are not-----temporary agency hires that are paid the worst of wages----and foreign workers who come to work at Hopkins thinking they will move up and end up working for peanuts and then frustrated move back to their own country. The pay for these Hopkins workers now earning a Living Wage will drop if Trans Pacific Trade Pact is installed and they will lose these homes Hopkins is financing in the short term.
Johns Hopkins Boosts Live Near Your Work Home-Buying Benefits
- April 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
email@example.com Live Near Your Work, a program that helps Johns Hopkins Institutions employees buy homes in select Baltimore neighborhoods near Johns Hopkins campuses, has announced several enhancements that will provide larger base grants to eligible homebuyers and expanded opportunities to receive home-buying aid. The program also has added a new neighborhood to one of its target areas that are eligible for grants worth $17,000.
These improvements, supported in part by extended funding from The Rouse Company Foundation and more dollars from the City of Baltimore, became effective April 1. In yet another enhancement, the Live Near Your Work website, which includes videos of featured neighborhoods, listings of eligible homes for sale and other program details, recently received a significant makeover. The site is at http://web.jhu.edu/lnyw .
Administrators of the program, which has assisted more than 450 homebuyers since its inception in 1997, hope that the improvements will allow even more Johns Hopkins employees to reside in neighborhoods nearer to their workplaces.
“There are so many benefits associated with living closer to where we work, and our program, which helps employees do just that, has gotten even better,” said Michelle Carlstrom, senior director of the university’s Office of Work, Life and Engagement. Carlstrom oversees the program and has herself purchased a home through Live Near Your Work. Since doing so, her daily drive from home to office has dropped from nearly 90 minutes to just four.
“This program helps employees cut down on their commuting costs and travel time, and it could allow us to build home equity,” she said. “We can enjoy the benefits of urban living while contributing to the vitality of our new neighborhoods.”
Johns Hopkins—which, with more than 46,000 in-state employees, is Maryland’s largest private employer—began offering Live Near Your Work grants in 1997 through a collaboration with Baltimore City and the state. The maximum a homeowner then could receive was $3,500 to be applied to closing costs. But as property values rose, these grants covered a smaller portion of these costs.
In 2008, Johns Hopkins enhanced the program with help from a $2.5 million grant from The Rouse Company Foundation. The revised program established two large Live Near Your Work zones: one near the university’s Homewood campus, the other surrounding Johns Hopkins Hospital. Within these two areas, smaller neighborhood clusters, identified as tiers, became eligible for home-buying grants ranging from $6,000 to $17,000. Areas within the Live Near Your Work footprints but outside the tiers became eligible for grants worth $2,500.
Maps showing the eligible neighborhoods are posted on the Live Near Your Work website.
Recently, The Rouse Company Foundation extended its support for the program through July 31, 2014, and the partnership with Baltimore City has opened the door to further program enhancements:
● Johns Hopkins is now participating in the city’s Vacants to Value program, which offers an extra $500 from the city for people who buy a vacant home in certain target areas and meet city guidelines.
● The $2,500 grant for home purchases within the Live Near Your Work footprints but outside the target tiers has been increased to $3,000, thanks to additional city funding.
● An East Baltimore target area that is eligible for grants worth $17,000 has been expanded to include the Oliver neighborhood.
● Because of another boost in city funding for the tier areas, Johns Hopkins is now offering an additional $1,000 for employees who attend an eligible Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work home-buying event and settle on a house in target areas A, B or C by June 30, 2012.
The first such home-buying event, called LNYW on Wheels, took place on April 2. Two charter buses transported interested employees on a three-hour tour of neighborhoods that are within the Live Near Your Work footprint. Beginning later this month, a series of walking tours will introduce employees to a wide range of areas [see list below].
Grants are available to full-time, benefits-eligible employees of The Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health Care, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Bayview and Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Grant recipients must occupy their Live Near Your Work home as a primary residence for at least five years.
Johns Hopkins residents, postdoctoral fellows, house staff and students, and employees of the Applied Physics Laboratory are not eligible for the Live Near Your Work program.
Schedule of Live Near Your Work Neighborhood Walking Tours
These upcoming Live Near Your Work walking tours of neighborhoods and developments, being offered in partnership with various community associations, can enable an employee to qualify for the $1,000 bonus. More information on the walking tours, including starting locations, is available by going to http://web.jhu.edu/lnyw/ or calling 443-997-7000.
Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Waverly, Better Waverly and Abell.
Thursday, May 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Patterson Park and Highlandtown.
Thursday, June 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Bayview and Greektown.
Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to noon. Remington.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. Preston Place and Oliver at Heritage.
Thursday, Sept. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. Central Baltimore.
The affluent sector of Johns Hopkins' Economic Zone has rental housing for what will be the core staff at its facilities. Remember, the entire Economic Zone structure has Hopkins students, staff, and graduates filling all city operations and Hopkins is bringing more and more foreign students with most US students coming from private schools. We see a residential structure comprised primarily of less than 5% of the population having all of the employment that pays a solid salary augmented by foreign workers who are exploited with low wages and constant movement to new job assignments. The 95% of Baltimore citizens will fit into the service sector and these FOXCONN factories.
As the article below shows, FOXCONN controlled all avenues of life with housing and food. Think of all the global retail restaurants and hotels that make up downtown development and know all of these global corporations are owned by the same investment firms-----
'Even when workers are off, the restrictive living conditions provide no relief from work. Workers, who have to pay for both food and housing, live in crowded rooms that each sleep up to 24, and are not permitted to use hairdryers or electric kettles. Workers interviewed by SACOM say the food provided by Foxconn is close to inedible'
EZ is the term for Enterprise Zone which is the American term for Economic Zone. If you look at where O'Malley and the Maryland Assembly placed the Health Enterprise Zones you will see what will likely be the location of these factory sweat shops and the housing and food connected to these jobs.
Inside Foxconn's Factory: Report Exposes Conditions At Apple Manufacturer
- The Huffington Post | By Amy Lee
Posted: 05/06/2011 3:52 pm EDT Updated: 07/06/2011 5:12 am EDT
These are the words of a 22-year-old woman working at the Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China, a manufacturing facility that solely produces Apple products, as recorded in a new report by the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), two non-profit advocacy groups.
Foxconn became infamous last summer, when a rash of suicides at its Shenzhen factory made national news. Apple returned to Foxconn to check out conditions, and judged that the appropriate measures had been taken to ensure that workers were safe. Workers at the Shenzhen location received a raise, though it was not shared by those at the Chengdu and Chongqing factories.
The report reveals that conditions at Foxconn's Chengdu manufacturing facility do not meet the standards of the Apple Supplier Code of Conduct, which states that workers can work no more than is legal, must work voluntarily and in safe conditions, and that workers be "treated with respect and dignity." Employees are now required to sign a pledge that they will not try to kill themselves, and that if they do, their families will not seek legal damages beyond the minimum.
Workers at Foxconn are overworked, underpaid, and made to live, in their words, like "robots," according to information provided in the report.
Though the legal limit for overtime is 36 hours a month, workers regularly work 80 to 100 hours of overtime in continuous shifts that cut or reduce meal breaks. While such overtime is technically voluntary, those who do not agree to work overtime say they are often penalized by being denied overtime in off-season months, when they need the money for living expenses, the report says.
“If there is no overtime at all, I will only receive the basic salary. Hence, I have no choice,” one worker told the researchers that compiled the report.
According to SACOM, an average day for a Foxconn worker begins at 6:45 AM, when the workers wake and begin to line up for the half-hour long bus ride to the factory. Each bus is crammed with 70 people, all of whom must stand the entire way to work. Once they get there, they work for three hours until lunch, after which they work for another five hours, break for dinner, and then work again for two more hours. In continuous shifts, workers must skip a meal, and reduce the length of the other from an hour to half an hour. When the day is over, they crowd back into the buses to stand all the way back to the dorms.
"Yes, I am hungry and exhausted when I have to skip dinner. During night shift, I cannot stand continuous shift at all. It’s very difficult to endure the non-stop work,” one worker was quoted as saying.
Most workers, asked what they would want to do on a vacation, answer, “sleep.”
Even when workers can break, the only place they can go to rest is the floor. There, they nap or smoke alone, with little interaction with each other.
"We have to queue up all the time. Queuing up for bus, toilet, card-punching, food, etc. During recess, we don’t have a place to sit. We can only sit on the floor," one said.
Workers accused of slacking, or otherwise failing to fulfill their duty, are forced to write a confession letter to their supervisor, or, if the mistake is especially large, read the letter out in front of all their co-workers in a scene of public humiliation, the report says. One worker was made to stand in the corner of the factory with his hands behind his body for giggling and talking with a co-worker.
Louis Woo, a spokesperson for Foxconn told the Daily Mail that the humiliations are "not something we endorse or encourage. However, I would not exclude that this might happen given the diverse and large population of our workforce. But we are working to change it."
The report describes extremely poor health conditions at the factory, with sick leave difficult to obtain. Chemicals used in assembly are often harmful, but workers are not told about the possible dangers. One woman, whose job it was to remove extra glue from iPad cases, developed a red rash on her legs, arms and face from using industrial alcohol to complete her task.
In another department at the factory, aluminum dust fills the air, covering their hands, clothes, and faces.
“I’m breathing in dust at Foxconn just like a vacuum cleaner. My nostrils are totally black everyday,” one worker reported.
Even when workers are off, the restrictive living conditions provide no relief from work. Workers, who have to pay for both food and housing, live in crowded rooms that each sleep up to 24, and are not permitted to use hairdryers or electric kettles. Workers interviewed by SACOM say the food provided by Foxconn is close to inedible
“On the first day, I almost vomited after eating the food in canteen. I’ve never eaten something which tasted worse than that," one man said.
Though workers are paid 1,300 CNY, about half of what living wage would be in the area, they are often underpaid due to common miscalculations in wages and missing pay slips. Foxconn workers tell SACOM that the complaints are often met with silence or inaction.
In January, such a miscalculation sparked unrest in the dormitory where workers threw bottles and trash in protest, according to what workers told SACOM. Over 200 police came in to put the incident down and about 20 workers were arrested. Foxconn told media, however, that the clash was not work related, but a result of personal issues workers had with each other.
Apple, which saw its revenue hit a record-breaking high at $26.74 billion in the first quarter of 2011, has already sold over 20 million iPads. Workers at Foxconn's Chengu factory would have to spend at least 2 months' salary to afford an iPad.
"I cannot afford it," one worker said. "I come from a village to sell my labor at Foxconn, all I want is to improve the living conditions of my family."
Clinton took what was a real progressive use of Enterprise Zone and made it the International Economic zone model. The Harlem Enterprise Zone was one that worked lifting people in a community up with small businesses and the community as non-profit support.....now national corporate non-profits replace the community members with all of the structures associated with public service and program tied to corporations as well.
The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone is that structure and if you watch where these HEZ are installed----you will see where a FOXCONN factory system will be built. As the article shows here----the factory was the sole source of all the needs of the impoverished workers----health care as well. The HEZ in West Baltimore and what looks to be one further East on Eastern Avenue seem to correspond with University of Maryland BioTech Park and MICA-----while Eastern Ave is an extension of the Hopkins BioTech Park.
Do the pols like Jones-Rodwell and Anthony Brown/O'Malley as well as Bon Secours know what the goal of these Economic Zone structures will be? OF COURSE THEY DO!!!!
Coppin University and Morgan State are slated to be closed-----I heard the head of Morgan State say 4 years----and these areas around these Historically Black Colleges will be developed for the factory sector of this Hopkins Economic Zone.
All of America's middle-class is being killed so we are talking about 90% of Americans falling into this factory global export of products developed by patenting at Johns Hopkins' educational campuses. So, we need the middle-class to shout out NOW-----against these structures and get engaged in politics NOW. Be the candidates running against these Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons and we can reverse all of this mess.
State designates five 'health enterprise zones'New program will address disparities in health careJanuary 24, 2013|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore SunThe O'Malley administration launched an effort Thursday to bring to disadvantaged neighborhoods by designating the state's first five "health enterprise zones" created under a law passed last year.
One of the areas selected for such a zone, aimed at bringing care to the poor, is in West Baltimore, where the Bon Secours Health System will take a lead role.
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who led the administration's efforts to start the four-year, $16 million pilot project, announced that the other four zones will be in Annapolis, Capitol Heights (Prince George's County), Greater Lexington Park (St. Mary's County) and Dorchester-Caroline counties.
The program's goals include reducing health disparities among races and ethnic groups, improving access to care in communities that lack services, and reducing costs and admissions.
The program will offer tax breaks and other incentives to physicians and community groups to bring to underserved neighborhoods. The zones were chosen after community coalitions identified areas with a documented history of poverty and poor health. The five zones were selected from 19 proposals submitted by local health care coalitions.
Where a person lives is considered one of the best predictors of overall health. In Baltimore, for example, a recent study found that the of white residents of Roland Park is about 30 years longer than that of African-Americans who live in Upton/Druid Heights.
Brown, who was credited by advocates as the driving force behind the initiative, said the program will bring more than 100 health care providers, including 37 primary-care physicians, to the selected communities. The bill creating the program was part of the administration's 2012 legislative agenda and was the first bill Gov. Martin O'Malley signed last year.
Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell, a Democrat who represents many of the West Baltimore neighborhoods included in the zone, said the program will bring needed services to communities that have been neglected for decades.
"This has been in the making for three years," she said. "This is the first time this kind of collaboration has happened in the city of Baltimore."
Dr. Samuel Ross, chief executive of Bon Secours, said the program will emphasize connecting residents of low-income neighborhoods with primary care and preventive services.
"What we can do free, we will. Otherwise it will have to be low-cost to be available to this population that we serve," he said. The West Baltimore zone is defined as the areas with ZIP codes 21216, 21217, 21223 and 21229.
Among other things, Ross said, the zone coalition will hire community outreach workers from the local population to bring information to residents and encourage them to seek the help they need
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, secretary of health and mental hygiene, said the state will seek grant in the hope that it can expand the zone program to some of the 14 areas that were not selected.
"We do not want to have to wait for four years," he says.