How do the power control freaks control?
For most of us at present it is not through threats of violence. Nor is it by way of offered large gob stopping bribes, or lucrative positions. It is done more subtly through coercion, propaganda, limiting truth and alternative ideas.
It is to the last two ideas – limiting truth and alternative ideas – that you must bear in mind to recognize just how important it is that Wellington Central Library is free to choose and to stock the books that the public want and not for them to be limited by a single book supplies, as they are at present (August 2011).
Who are Wellington Libraries single supplier? Ask them, as I have asked and will update here if my request is answered (apparently it has been forwarded up the management chain now).
Why are the Libraries purchasing team not allowed to purchase from other sources when their contract supplier does not stock the requested book?
At the very best these types of contract promote monopolies and disadvantage small businesses, and at the worst favored contract suppliers can keep unfavorable books (ones that might upset those that swing contracts) off their lists.