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The Privatization of Risk

The Privatization of Risk 18:2 doi The Hurricane Katrina disaster shocked Americans, at Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press 10.1215/08992363-2006-001 Privatization is policy in a host of other domains: •  It is no accident that state funding for some of America’s greatest public   universities has shrunk to as low as 8 percent of their costs (and no accident that their students increasingly come from wealthy families, forcing ordinary middle-class students to branch campuses). •    t is no accident that laws have been changed to encourage universities to I treat the work of their scientists as private intellectual property rather than public knowledge, even when federal government grants pay for its production (or when the primary beneficiaries of the policy change are a small number of relatively rich universities). •    t is no accident that the same government that appointed the notoriously I incompetent Michael Brown to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency also appointed strikingly ideological Michael Powell to head the Federal Communications Commission. Powell sought to overturn restrictions on concentration of media ownership. But allowing national and international companies to buy up local stations cut the number of reporters available when disaster struck and ruined a federal system http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Public Culture Duke University Press

The Privatization of Risk

Public Culture , Volume 18 (2) – Apr 1, 2006

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press
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0899-2363
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1527-8018
DOI
10.1215/08992363-2006-001
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18:2 doi The Hurricane Katrina disaster shocked Americans, at Copyright 2006 by Duke University Press 10.1215/08992363-2006-001 Privatization is policy in a host of other domains: •  It is no accident that state funding for some of America’s greatest public   universities has shrunk to as low as 8 percent of their costs (and no accident that their students increasingly come from wealthy families, forcing ordinary middle-class students to branch campuses). •    t is no accident that laws have been changed to encourage universities to I treat the work of their scientists as private intellectual property rather than public knowledge, even when federal government grants pay for its production (or when the primary beneficiaries of the policy change are a small number of relatively rich universities). •    t is no accident that the same government that appointed the notoriously I incompetent Michael Brown to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency also appointed strikingly ideological Michael Powell to head the Federal Communications Commission. Powell sought to overturn restrictions on concentration of media ownership. But allowing national and international companies to buy up local stations cut the number of reporters available when disaster struck and ruined a federal system

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Public CultureDuke University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2006

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