'Government for the Public Good' with Max Rashbrooke
- Date: Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
5:45pm for a 6:00pm start
Free. No booking required.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Join us to celebrate the publication of Max Rashbrooke’s new book 'Government for the Public Good'.
The market carrying out tasks of government — has it worked?
One of the epochal shifts of the last 40 years has been to entrust markets with many of the tasks previously carried out by government. The success of this shift is so often assumed that people have rarely stopped to ask the most fundamental question: has it actually worked?
An answer which goes beyond anecdote and ideology
In this new book 'Government for the Public Good', Max Rashbrooke goes beyond anecdote and ideology, delving deep into the latest research about the sweeping changes made to the public services that shape our lives together.
What he unearths is startling, suggesting that the market-based reforms have often been a failure, and that classic government action is surprisingly eﬀective.