Celebrating Max Rashbrooke’s new book: Government for the Public Good

18:00 pm
20:00 pm
National Library of New Zealand, Te Ahumairangi foyer
70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon

Join us at the National Library to celebrate Max Rashbrooke’s new book Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action, a fast-paced and globally informed defence of the role of government in delivering the public services that shape our lives. In a time of global political ferment, established ideas are coming under renewed scrutiny.

Chief among them is one of the dominant notions of our era: that we should entrust markets with many of the tasks previously carried out by government. In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, Max Rashbrooke goes beyond anecdote and partisanship, delving deep into the latest research about the sweeping changes made to the public services that shape our collective lives.

What he unearths is startling: it challenges established thinking on the effectiveness of market-based reforms and charts a new form of ‘deep’ democracy for the twenty-first century.

Chaired by Susie Ferguson, presenter of RNZ’s Morning Report. Speeches from 6.00 p.m. followed by drinks and light refreshments Wednesday 26 September National Library of New Zealand Te Ahumairangi foyer (ground floor) 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon Wellington All welcome, no RSVP needed.