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AM/PM Session - 15 August 2017 - The privatisation of public space
We read an article about the trend of public spaces being bought by private companies:
Vocabulary Top 10:
insidious - causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed
pseudo - not real or genuine
benign - not causing harm or damage; mild and pleasant
inert - unable to move; moving or acting very slowly
dystopia - an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly; opposite of utopia
supersede - to take the place of (someone or something that is old, no longer useful, etc.) : to replace (someone or something)
privatisation - to remove (something) from government control and place it in private control or ownership
austerity - a situation in which there is not much money and it is spent only on things that are necessary
livid - very angry
shudder - to shake because of fear, cold, etc
Do you think it´s ok for companies to own these public spaces?