The world is an ugly place right now.

About 50 immigrants unexpectedly arrived by plane on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, a horrific political stunt for which Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has since taken credit. A wildfire in California just became the state’s largest this year. Inflation is still soaring.

But there are good things happening too. Just look at America’s public libraries:

These libraries highlight a fundamental principle that undergirds In the Public Interest’s work: The solutions to today’s multiple crises—from Covid to climate change to skyrocketing economic inequality to rising white nationalism—must be public solutions.

That’s the only way to make sure that America works for everyone—all of us, no matter where we come from, what our color, or how much money we have in our pockets.

Photo by Mr.TinMD.

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