IIPP seminar explores differences between public economy and the market model
14 December 2017
June Sekera, is a public policy practitioner and researcher. This seminar discussed the differences between the public economy and the market model and sparked a lively debate.
Agencies originally created to meet public needs are being warped into entities whose purpose is to generate revenue and, often, deliver private profits at public expense. In order to retain, fortify, and even improve this vital system we must conceptualize and explain the differences between the public economy and the market model and why those differences matter. Only then can we address, from a newly-informed perspective, questions of value and purpose.