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Author Meek, James, 1962- author
Title Private island : why Britain now belongs to someone else / James Meek
Imprint London ; New York : Verso, 2015
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  338.941 M4712 2015    DUE 10-29-23  -  30500101465931
Edition Revised edition
Descript 261 pages : 1 illustration ; 20 cm
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Note "First published by Verso 2014"--Verso of title page
1.In The Sorting Office, Privatised mail -- 2.Signal Failure, Privatised railways -- 3.Not A Drop To Drink, Privatised water -- 4.Taking Power, Privatised electricity -- 5.Multiple Fractures, Privatised health -- 6.No Vacancies, Privatised homes -- 7. Farageland, Private island: no trespassing
In a little over a generation the bones and sinews of the British economy - rail, energy, water, postal services, municipal housing - have been sold to remote, unaccountable private owners. In a series of brilliant portraits James Meek shows how Britain's common wealth became private, and the impact it has had on us all. In a series of panoramic accounts, Meek explores the human stories behind the incremental privatization of the nation over the last three decades. As our national assets are being sold, the new buyers reap the rewards, and the ordinary consumer is left to pay the ever-rising bill
Subject Privatization -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century
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