Alternate Reality, Actual Reality?

jennifer government

Jennifer Government is a dystopian novel set in an alternate reality where most nations are controlled by for-profit corporate entities and there is limited government political power.

I read this when I was about 14 or 15 — it was on sale at Walden’s in the mall. The book wasn’t exactly groundbreaking or of “that high of quality.” And I don’t remember ever detail of the story, except this concept where schools and students were sponsored by different companies; like the McDonald’s School where students wore uniforms in the colors of the company.

So, I am deeply fascinated when I see articles like these:

How Target is infiltrating public schools to build customers for life

Google wants to save our schools — and hooks a new generation of users

How McDonald’s and corporate america are bringing internet access to rural america

Published by ccharle2

A digital services librarian. When I am not reading, I can be found running or counting bats.

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