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Library Privatization Run Amok

Library Systems & Services, a private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in four states and Oregon is one of those states. It's growing into the country's fifth-largest library system.
Article on New York times URL:  link to www.nytimes.com

My comment:
If you don't think this is a problem then ask yourself a few questions.

Does the for-profit model work in other areas in life to reduce conflict of interest?

Does something as sacred and necessary as the contents of your library need to be abducted by private interests, who have a long history of working closely with the police and our friends the FBI?

Does it concern you that this may become a trend, where once profit potential in this undertaking is realized ALL our libraries may be at risk of being privatized?

Personally I'm very concerned. Each day more and more of our institutions which serve to preserve an informed electorate dry up as the neoCONS centralize their control over our lives and the information we have access to. The country being broke magically seems to implement things that the neoCONS only could have dreamed of about when they first attacked public funding of the libraries in the 1990's.