“An essential read for those who want to fight the assault on public goods and the commons.” — Naomi Klein
The Privatization of Everything chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods—free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others—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.
However, citizens can, and are, wresting back what is ours. The Privatization of Everything connects the dots across a broad spectrum of issues and raises larger questions about who controls the public things we all rely on, exposing the hidden crisis of privatization that has been slowly unfolding over the last fifty years and giving us a road map for taking our country back.
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Praise for The Privatization of Everything
“A compelling and poignant case for why our public goods deserve to be in the hands of the public and how privatization exploits our most vulnerable while exacerbating social, political, health, and economic barriers to equality.”
— Rosa DeLauro, congresswoman and author of The Least Among Us
“A well-researched call to action that reveals with crystal clarity the stakes of the stealth project to destroy the commons.”
— Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
“This book is a must-read for anyone who values the importance our public schools, libraries, transit and health systems and a clean and healthy environment play in creating vibrant communities and a strong democracy.”
— Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers
Interviews, speaking engagements, trainings, etc.
Donald is available for interviews (articles, podcasts, TV, etc.), speaking engagements, and trainings on privatization-related topics. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.