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The Age of the Conglomerates by Thomas Nevins
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Aug 07, 2011

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The story is based on a scary concept that’s way too close to becoming our reality. In this book the conglomerates have taken over society and the government. Thus the elderly were sent off to a segregated area in the west to live the remaining years of their lives outside of society because they were deemed unworthy and too expensive to care for. The undesirables (lost children) were shunned by society and forced to live underground. This story fits the premise that government sets up systems to fail so they can then hire a private organization to step in and run services once funded and operated by the government. The detention system for criminals and the education system (schools) seem to be getting closer to the idea of full privatization everyday. The concepts presented in the book are fantastic and really get you to thinking. However, the writing style and story presentation moved slowly at times.

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