Letter: Libraries vs. Libertarianism

Voice of San Diego – “Reader Alan Hemphill wrote a self-described screed called “The Museum Once Called a Library.” His argument was simple and based on the libertarian belief that government should not fund services people can buy for themselves. It went like this: There is no longer a need for libraries because books are now available in digital form online. The people who need the information normally found in libraries can buy it for themselves online. Ergo: Taxpayers should no longer fund the operation of libraries.”

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