RNZ vs Uber during the big earthquake

In the midst of the earthquakes last night, it was striking to compare the performance of two key public and private institutions, Radio New Zealand and Uber, and the things that motivate them. As dozens of people noted, RNZ put in a stellar performance: Susie Ferguson rushed to the studio, and she and others provided…

New project: a book on government renewal

Having spent much of the last few years researching and writing about income inequality, I have a new project that I’m very excited about: a book about the renewal of government – what it does and how it does it – in the face of the major problems of the twenty-first century. The big, interconnected…

Welcome to the site

Hi, and welcome to The Good Society. I’m Max Rashbrooke, and this is the new home for my writing and blogging. Some of it will be based around my long-standing interest in income and wealth inequality, and much of it will derive from my new research project, a book about the role of government in…