The Fox in the Henhouse
How Privatization Threatens Democracy
ISBN10: 1576753379 ISBN13: 9781576753378 Contributors: Minnich, Elizabeth Kamarck Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub Published: Oct 10 2005 Pages: 290 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 5.50" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Privatization has been on the right-wing agenda for years. Health care, schools, Social Security, public lands, the military, prisons--all are considered fair game. Through stories, analysis, impassioned argument--even song lyrics--Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich show that corporations are, by their very nature, unable to fulfill effectively what have traditionally been the responsibilities of government. They make a powerful case that the market is not the measure of all things, and that a vital public sector is an indispensable component of a healthy democracy.