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How Teddy Roosevelt can help our politicians to navigate the public-private divide

January 29, 2014

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“The argument the report makes, in the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt perhaps, is that public privileges provoke public responsibilities. To widen this argument out, it is something that many in both the corporate and public environment may need to relearn. Private organisations still have public responsibilities. Public organisations have to demonstrable they serve the public interest to the best of their abilities. Organisations such as the Police Federation, or the BBC, universities, public sub-contractors, or care providers sit in a quasi-public environment. Their responsibilities are to ensure that they creatively seek out means of aligning public and private interests. If they don’t, their legitimacy is threatened.”

 

[via @anthonypainter]

Manuel J. Matos‘s insight:

Old values are ethernal …

See on www.newstatesman.com

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