Philip Pullman: "Market fundamentalism would kill off every humane, life-enhancing, generous, imaginative and decent corner of our public."http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/27/philip-pullman-defend-libraries-web
Read his speech at http://falseeconomy.org.uk/blog/save-oxfordshire-libraries-speech-philip-pullman
Snippet: "Like all fundamentalists who get their clammy hands on the levers of political power, the market fanatics are going to kill off every humane, life-enhancing, generous, imaginative and decent corner of our public life. I think that little by little we’re waking up to the truth about the market fanatics and their creed. We’re coming to see that old Karl Marx had his finger on the heart of the matter when he pointed out that the market in the end will destroy everything we know, everything we thought was safe and solid. It is the most powerful solvent known to history. “Everything solid melts into air,” he said. “All that is holy is profaned.”""
See also: Market fanatics will kill what makes our libraries precious