Deborah Harrington: how we pay for public services

Tuesday evening, 14 November 7pm to 8:30pm - at the library (or online)

Presented by Friends of Carnegie Library

Please come along for what promises to be a lively discussion and a fresh look at the future for public services (our NHS, our schools, our pensions, and yes even our libraries) and how to move beyond that old question which often ends all debate: "How ya gonna pay for it"?

Is it true the government has been on the verge of bankruptcy? Is paying for a green transition more than the government can afford? Is the pensions triple-lock leaving no money for schools and libraries? Do we need billionaires to fund the NHS? If you’re a housing or health campaigner or you just really care about public services, this talk will open your eyes to a new way of understanding ‘how we pay for it’. Don’t miss it!

Deborah Harrington is co-author of the last chapter in the recently published Modern Monetary Theory: key insights, leading thinkers, which includes chapters by leading MMT economists and activists from the US and the UK. The book is a project of The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies.

The Gower Initiative is part of a growing international movement which challenges the economic orthodoxy of the last four decades - of austerity. The Initiative was founded by a group of five women with a keen interest in politics and economics from a lay perspective rather than an academic one.

Deborah Harrington

Co-director of Public Matters, an independent research and information partnership focused on public service -- Advisory Board member of The Gower Initiative. From 2017-2020 Public Matters provided the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Health in All Policies in the House of Commons.

Deborah Harrington's chapter, co-authored with Jessica Ormerod her co-director at Public Matters, is entitled "Modern Monetary Theory and public policy in the United Kingdom".

To view the event online, for the live-stream, follow this link to the Carnegie Library Facebook page at 7pm on Tuesday.

And a recording of this event will be available on the same Carnegie Library Facebook page, along with recordings of previous Friends author events .

For further information click here.