The biggest privatisation you’ve never heard of: land | Brett Christophers | Opinion | The Guardian:
"All told, around 2 million hectares of public land have been privatised during the past four decades. This amounts to an eye-watering 10% of the entire British land mass, and about half of all the land that was owned by public bodies when Thatcher assumed power. How much is the land that has been privatised in Britain worth? It is impossible to say for sure. But my conservative estimate, explained in my forthcoming book on this historic privatisation, called The New Enclosure, is somewhere in the region of £400bn in today’s prices. This dwarfs the value of all of Britain’s other, better known, and often bitterly contested, privatisations."
And what did we do here in the US? We quietly privatized a vast array of local government services, and effectively privatized the land, where CIDs are located.