Subject: Request for speaker about Public Private Partnerships -- their disadvantages and weaknesses.
Thankyou Meredith for for helping me with my request.I am a member of the coalition Keep Our Assets Canterbury. We wish to hold a seminar about the aspect of PPP's that I mentioned above. The stance of the coalition is that we oppose them.We hope to hold this seminar in late June or early July, on a Saturday. We are wanting to have as many non- academic people in the audience as possible. Participants in this proposed seminar are free to go elsewhere to be persuaded that PPP's are good.Would for a world in which coalitions sought to find out whether they were right rather than wanting only the confirmation of priors.
Would any of your colleagues in the Dept of Economics at Canterbury be willing to be a speaker?If they are, I can be contacted by email, or at [redacted]
Seamus comments, "Well I guess, technically, a speaker who sees only disadvantages and weaknesses in PPPs and would much rather see assets sold off to the private-only sector would meet his criterion, but I'm not sure it is what he has in mind."