25. Mai 2020

Libraries Are Better Stewards of Taxpayer Dollars Than Corporations

American Library Association president Loida Garcia-Febo

On July 21, Forbes published (and later retracted) a badly misinformed editorial by Panos Mourdoukoutas, chair of the department of economics at LIU Post, titled "Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money." Clearly, professor Mourdoukoutas would have benefited from the assistance of a librarian, who could have helped him find several economic studies related to library value.