And so there is this (ouch!) Reminds my of the scene in the Lord of the Rings, when after fighting the Great War of the Ring and winning, Frodo returns to the Shire to find Saruman has taken up residence:
Mrs. Hanson, who is 81 and has been a library patron for nearly 50 years, was so bothered by the outsourcing contract that she became involved in local politics for the first time since 1969, when she worked for a recall movement related to the Vietnam War.
She drew up a petition warning that the L.S.S.I. contract would result in “greater cost, fewer books and less access,” with “no benefit to the citizens.” Using a card table in front of the main library branch, she gathered 1,200 signatures in three weekends.
Anger as a Private Company Takes Over Libraries
By DAVID STREITFELD
Published: September 26, 2010
Library Systems & Services was hired to run the libraries of Santa Clarita, Calif., setting off an outsourcing debate.