• Forbes seems to have deleted its controversial article about Amazon replacing libraries

    11 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    A Forbes article called for the closure of public libraries. After people criticized it, the article vanished.
    A recent Forbes article has been causing quite a controversy. In it, the author-who is listed as a contributor on the site-argued that libraries should be closed, and Amazon should open bookstores in their place. It's a very odd neo-free market analysis, one that didn't sit well with many people online. As my colleague Michael Grothaus wrote , many people on Twitter decried the article and defended public libraries, because... well, public libraries are great.
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