Can corporations provide the same social safety net as charities and the government?
October 15, 2012 10:06 AM Subscribe
Someone made a comment on the blue recently about "this is what happens when private companies are put in charge of" some sort of social service and it got me thinking. I'm interested in any recent books or articles that give a good account of what goes right or wrong when private enterprise provides social services that charities and government-funded programs currently provide.
posted by sio42 to Grab Bag (17 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
It's been such a hot topic lately and I'd like to learn more about it so I can have a discussion other than "but Big Bird can't shill for Blackwater!"
I know there's probably a ton written on this subject, but I have no idea how to separate what may be stuff written by some sort of corporate shill vs some sort of actual reputable study.
Hoping that some more erudite mefites will come to my aid!
(also, if I'm misunderstanding something about this issue and you can tell by how i phrased it, please let me know.)