The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth

Book - 2019
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The story of how we as a nation collectively built promising national projects and are now selling them off to the rich.

For the first century after Confederation, Canadians collectively created significant public enterprises and programs, including power plants, and transportation, communications, health care, and education systems.

But after a century as nation builders, we've spent recent decades downsizing or selling off our ambitious collective undertakings to private investors. This massive sell-off with more ahead has been done in the name of fiscal necessity and the alleged superiority of the private marketplace. In fact, the real driving force has been pressure from the corporate world.

Linda McQuaig tells a sweeping tale of how Canada's public enterprises and programs were first developed often after major public battles and how powerful interests are now manoeuvring to get control of them.
Publisher: Canada :, Dundurn,, 2019
ISBN: 9781459743663
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2018


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