Description/Abstract

Privatization of public goods maximizes corporate profits while providing minimal benefits or protections to public health. When calamities such as infectious disease pandemics, natural disasters, and severe weather strike, privatized systems often fail to respond adequately. This issue brief describes how privatization of public goods undermines public health, damages public trust, and erodes democracy and provides suggestions for how we can rethink policies to value people over profits instead of valuing profits over people.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

privatization, public service, privatized system, public health

Disciplines

Public Health | Public Policy

Date

2-23-2021

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Lerner Center Staff for providing feedback, edits and preparations for publication of this article.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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