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The Public Option

How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity, and Promote Equality

  • Introduction
  • I. Understanding the Public Option
    • 1. The Limits of Private Action
    • 2. Why Public Options?
    • 3. The Theory of the Public Option
    • 4. Caveats and Counterarguments
  • II. The History of the Public Option
    • 5. Public Libraries, Social Security, and Other Successes
    • 6. Mixed Results in Education and Housing
  • III. The Public Option and Public Policy
    • 7. Retirement
    • 8. Higher Education
    • 9. Banking
    • 10. Child Care
    • 11. Health Care
    • 12. And More
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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Jacket: How To Be Gay, by David M. Halperin, from Harvard University Press

Celebrating Pride Month, Part II

To celebrate Pride Month, we are highlighting excerpts from books that explore the lives and experiences of the LGBT+ community. This second excerpt comes from How To Be Gay, a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, in which David M. Halperin, a pioneer of LGBTQ studies, dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are.