6 things that should never be privatized / From prisons to fire departments, these essentials must be protected from corporate greed

Source: Alex Henderson, AlterNet, May 26, 2014

The idea behind operating gas, water or electric services as public utilities is that those things are important to people’s health and survival and therefore, must be protected from corporate greed. Some things belong in the private sector, others don’t. Here are six things in the United States that should remain in the public sector. 1. Running Water … 2. Prisons … 3. Fire Departments …. 4. Social Security …. 5. Medicare …. 6. Gas and Electric