If Public Libraries Didn't Exist, Could You Start One Today?
Raise your hand if you hate libraries. Over On The Freakanomics Blog Stephen J. Dubner makes some interesting book publisher connections. He asks if there was no such thing today as the public library and someone like Bill Gates proposed to establish them in cities and towns across the U.S. (much like Andrew Carnegie once did), what would happen?
He's guessing there would be a huge pushback from book publishers.