This article discusses “privatization” and how the trend in spending has fallen to a “do-it-yourself.” Author Robert Reich argues that many “public” goods are becoming (by definition) private goods. He calls on things like tolls for roads, fees for park entrances, and tuition at institutions of higher learning. I think this is interesting because if this is case, doesn’t this mean that the standard of living should rise as well? I do not think the standard of living is rising, so therefore it is fair to argue that the gap between the rich and poor is continuing to spread, now in the public sphere as well.
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