The Privatization of Everything
About this Book
The Privatization of Everything, by the founder of In the Public Interest, an organization dedicated to shared prosperity and the common good, 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, from water and trash collection to the justice system and the military.
How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed America and How We Can Fight Back
America’s leading defender of the public interest and a bestselling historian show us how to prevent the private takeover of our cherished public resources
- “The Privatization of Everything reveals how the private sector has taken over public functions—from providing clean water to forecasting the weather—long performed better and less expensively by government agencies, and how taking back public control will make us a better, healthier country.”
- —David Michaels, former administrator of OSHA and author of The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception (From the book's website)