The Jeopardy of Private Institutions

  • Alan Pifer


Private non-profit institutions serving the public good are one of those special features of American life so much taken for granted they have long since become obscured in a haze of familiarity. And yet, if one has occasion to observe life in a nation where all activities are functions either of the state or of a single, authorized political party, the value of independent private institutions, to our perception of a good society, becomes freshly and arrestingly apparent.


Political Economy Public Institution Credit Union Private Institution National Life 
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© Carnegie Corporation of New York 1975

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  • Alan Pifer

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