The Story Of How We As A Nation Collectively Built Promising National Projects And Are Now Selling Them Off To The Rich.In The Early 1900s, Thousands Of Citizens Fought To Create A Public Power Company, Freeing The Waterpower Of Niagara Falls From The Control Of Wealthy Interests Another Popular Movement Succeeded In Establishing Canada S Public Broadcasting System To Counter American Dominance Of The Airwaves And A Canadian Doctor Created A Publicly Owned Laboratory That Saved Countless Lives By Producing Affordable Medications, Contributing To Medical Breakthroughs And Helping Eradicate Smallpox Throughout The World.In Recent Decades, However, Canadians Have Allowed Their Inspiring Public Enterprises To Be Privatized And Their Vital Public Programs Downsized, Leaving Them Increasingly Dominated By The Forces Of Private Greed That Rule The Marketplace.In This Provocative Book, Linda McQuaig Challenges The Dogma Of Privatization That Has Defined Our Political Age She Argues That, Particularly Now As We Grapple With Climate Change And Income Inequality, We Need To Expand, Not Shrink, Our Public Sphere.
Described as Canada s Michael Moore by the country s National Post, Linda McQuaig is an award winning investigative reporter and columnist for the Toronto Star She is the author of seven Canadian bestsellers, which have earned her a reputation as a fierce critic of the establishment.
- 232 pages
- The Sport and Prey of Capitalists
- Linda McQuaig
- 05 September 2017 Linda McQuaig