The Privilege of Being Able to Care About Privatizing a Bookstore

I read this hubbub about UNC privatizing its student bookstore, and the reaction makes it sound like the most horrible thing in the world. Then I read this story about middle- and low-income students’ financial challenges, and I can’t help but think, “Yeah, I’d totally outsource that store if it meant doubling the amount of need-based scholarship dollars it generates for the university (especially since all the employees’ jobs are being protected).”