This new book explains why Americans are so divided—and how to bring us together

The Privatization of Everything chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods—free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others—into private profit centers.

However, citizens can, and are, wresting back what is ours. Donald Cohen and Allen Mikaelian connects the dots across a broad spectrum of issues and raises larger questions about who controls the public things we all rely on.

The book exposes the hidden crisis of privatization that has been slowly unfolding over the last fifty years and gives us a road map for taking our country back.

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“A compelling and poignant case for why our public goods deserve to be in the hands of the public and how privatization exploits our most vulnerable while exacerbating social, political, health, and economic barriers to equality.”

Rosa DeLauro, congresswoman and author of The Least Among Us

“A well-researched call to action that reveals with crystal clarity the stakes of the stealth project to destroy the commons.”

Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

“This book is a must-read for anyone who values the importance our public schools, libraries, transit and health systems and a clean and healthy environment play in creating vibrant communities and a strong democracy.”

— Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers