Fix America With Libraries (And Playgrounds and Parks and Rec Centers)
Investing in public infrastructure should be at the center of a 21st-century civil-rights agenda.
"Under America's reigning ideology, public infrastructure like this is seen as costly, inefficient, outdated, and low-quality, while private alternatives are valorized as more dynamic, efficient, and modern,"
Yup. This is partly what my dissertation was about, vis a vis privatization via school-supporting nonprofit groups like PTAs, PTOs, and booster clubs.
: "The fact that federal and state governments fail to make these investments [in public infrastructure] is not a matter of limited resources, but rather of skewed priorities."