The Privatization of Everything

Audiobook Details

Author:

Donald Cohen, Allen Mikaelian

Narrated By:

Brian P. Craig

Length:

12 hrs and 17 mins

File Type:

.zip

Release Date:

11-29-22

File Size:

317.89 MB

Audiobook Summary

As people reach for social justice and better lives, they create public goods that must be kept out of the market. When private interests take over, they strip public goods of their power to lift people up, creating instead a tool to diminish democracy, further inequality, and separate us from each other.

The Privatization of Everything, by the founder of In the Public Interest, chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods into private profit centers. Ever since Ronald Reagan labeled government a dangerous threat, privatization has touched every aspect of our lives.

However, citizens can, and are, wresting back what is ours. A Montana city took back its water infrastructure after finding that they could do it better and cheaper. A motivated lawyer fought all the way to the Supreme Court after the State of Georgia erected privatized paywalls around its legal code.

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