Selling Out Public Spaces

Ralph Nader says that public space, universal community services and their historic traditions which bind our nation together are all under assault.
August 11, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A Presidential Commission recommends that the U.S. Postal Service obtain commercial appraisals of their post offices and land with the view of selling the property off to help pay its expenses. Aggressive real estate developers are eyeing public libraries and their urban branches with the aim of enveloping them under multi-use projects that include stores, cinemas and condos. In return, these tax sheltered developers will offer to pay for a portion or all of a new library structure."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Sunday, August 10, 2003 in Common Dreams
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