Not for Sale: In Defense of Public Goods contains a variety of essays aimed at developing a timely philosophical defense of public goods against neo-liberal criticisms. The defense proceeds on both a conceptual level with essays treating such concepts as collective action, collective provision, common property, intellectual property and a substanti
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Editors’ Introduction -- Why Public Goods? -- Public Goods as Commonstock: Notes on the Receding Commons -- Surviving with Dignity in a Global Economy: The Battle for Public Goods -- Rationality, Solidarity, and Public Goods -- Equality and Justice -- Women, Care, and the Public Good: A Dialogue -- Difference as a Resource for Democratic Communication -- The Prisoner Exchange: The Underside of Civil Rights -- Human Rights Versus Classical Liberalism: A Study in the Theory of Value -- Failed Prophecies, Glorious Hopes -- Environment and Welfare -- What Are the State Functions that Neoliberalism Wants to Eliminate? -- Public Goods, Future Generations, and Environmental Quality -- Family Assistance and the Public Good -- Reconstructing Cities, Restoring the Environment: New Urbanism Versus Mobile/Agile Capital -- Education and Public Expression -- Education as a Public Good -- Voting, Democratic Political Action, and the Public Good -- Language as a Public Good Under Threat: The Private Ownership of Brand Names -- Communication as a Public Good -- Higher Education as a Public Good -- Health -- Punishment or Public Health: Why the War on Drugs Is a Failure -- A Case for Taking Health Care Out of the Market -- Mental Health: Public or Social Good?