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View Diary: When Did We Start Being Viewed as Consumers Rather Than As Citizens? (42 comments)

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  •  In education, too. (1+ / 0-)

    I read Diane Ravitch's book The Death and Life of the Great American School System for an ed psych class. Her line "...the problem with the marketplace is that it dissolves communities and replaces them with consumers" is highlighted and has an arrow pointing to it in my copy because, for me, it perfectly sums up the importance of public education (and healthcare, public transportation...)

    I'd love to read a longer piece on consumer vs. citizen!

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