Philadelphia Is Destroying Its Public Libraries
Mayor Nutter said yesterday that five of the 11 library branches once scheduled to close permanently on Thursday are instead on track to be taken over by private foundations, wealthy individuals, companies, and community development corporations.
It was not immediately clear which branches have sponsors and the mayor did not identify the benefactors.
But Nutter expressed confidence that in time private operators could convert each of the branches now on his budget chopping block into community “knowledge centers” that would offer similar or perhaps even superior services to those now available. Though the services would vary from branch to branch, Nutter said the centers would likely retain book collections, computers, and perhaps even trained librarians.
Emphasis added by me.
This guy is certainly true to form to his surname: Nutter.
Hey, how’d you like to have to rely on, say, the Exxon-Mobil Knowledge Center for information about the oil companies?
I could go on in that vein and get really inflammatory, but fuck it, this blog dies tomorrow and I’m burned out as it is doing this.
This is the systematic destruction of the world as we have known it by the same bastards who brought us to this brink.
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