14 Jul '11, 11am

Ten Big Questions about the Open Public Services White Paper | Anna Coote #opswp

Ten Big Questions about the Open Public Services White Paper | Anna Coote #opswp

Ideology overrides evidence at every turn in this week's Open Public Services White Paper . It promotes competition and individual choice where there’s clear evidence that co-operation and shared responsibility work best. It wants to open up public services to free markets, yet every day brings further proof of market failure. It is trying to turn the welfare state into a supermarket where we can all go shopping for services. But you can’t reduce the means for meeting human needs and aspirations to so many goods on a shelf.

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/07/14/ten-big-quest...

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