Designing public policy for the good of the people - EXPeditions

Designing public policy for the good of the people

by Mark Fabian
  • Key point 1
    Government interest in the well-being of its citizens has been limited or non-existent in the past, so this shift toward government accountability to the people is fortunate; promoting well-being is intrinsically tied to promoting public values.
  • Key point 2
    A tension exists between creating public policy that’s good for people and policy that gives people what they want, because people often don’t necessarily want what’s been proven to be good for them.
  • Key point 3
    Advocating communication and blending welfare and free-market approaches may be key in improving public policy for well-being.