Thursday, February 18, 2016

Expenditure or investment?

Another timely article about the creeping privatisation of public spaces.


From the article:

"Our parks are in the midst of a funding crisis which will almost certainly see the commercial world take another step inside our public space. Despite the widely recognised benefits that parks provide – in terms of health and wellbeing, social cohesion and biodiversity, as well as protection against flooding and defence against pollution – there is no national body to protect them and no statutory requirement for councils to pay for them."

No surprise there. Private good, public bad it seems.

My question is this: What does private enterprise get for its money? I know what the public looses.

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