Never underestimate the power of networking My name is Rosemary Neave, I came across public good when a friend of mine in Waipu, a small town in Northland, invited me to like the Facebook Page. I had been working with another friend Lyn Scott on the idea of setting up a WordPress website with similar […]
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The Social Contract is an old philosophical idea that people consent to be governed.
Effectively this means that people give up some freedoms but benefit from the fairness and order provided by the government. Implicit in the idea is that people have the maximum freedoms consistent with the Social Contract. However there are limits to the powers of government. This is the case especially for democratic governments which are made up of our elected representatives who make decisions on our behalf.
Public Good has started a portfolio of book reviews Read it HERE But we are always looking for more – here are some we have thought would be great to review on the site: These books examine the ideas behind neo-liberal revolution and begin to define a public good future Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas […]
Often it’s hard to acknowledge the value of the things that we do not pay for directly like clean air, water,public spaces and public assets like libraries and recreation opportunities. The Idea of the Commons… This comes historically comes from small farmers sharing grazing land with rules to ensure it is not over-exploited. Valuing the […]