The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth

Book - 2019
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The story of how we as a nation collectively builtpromising national projects and are now sellingthem off to the rich.

In the early 1900s, thousands of Canadiansbattled wealthy interests, winning control ofNiagara Falls and creating a public power company.Another popular movement succeeded increating Canada's public broadcasting system tocounter American dominance of the airwaves.And a Canadian doctor established a publiclyowned laboratory that saved countless lives byproducing affordable medications, contributingto medical breakthroughs and helping toeradicate smallpox throughout the world.

But in recent decades, we have allowedour inspiring public enterprises to be privatizedand our vital public programs downsized,leaving us increasingly dominated by the forcesof private greed that rule the marketplace.

In The Sport and Prey of Capitalists , LindaMcQuaig challenges the dogma of privatization,which has defined our political era. Sheargues that now more than ever, as we grapplewith climate change and income inequality, weneed to expand, not shrink, our public sphere.
Publisher: Canada :, Dundurn,, 2019
ISBN: 9781459743663
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: 232 pages ; 2 x 15 cm


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