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Privatization of America’s Public Institutions

The Story of the American Sellout

Lawrence Baines

Privatization of America’s Public Institutions describes the transformation of the military, K–12 public schools, public universities and colleges, and prisons into enterprises focused on generating profits for a select few. In many cases, privatization has limited accessibility, promoted segregation, fueled declining standards, increased costs, and reduced quality.

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Figures

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Acknowledgments

Introduction: Public or Private?

Format of the Book

References

Chapter 1.  Privatizing the Military: Profiting from the Carnage of War

Seven Facts About the Privatization of the Military

An Inundation of Private Contractors

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