Alex in Treasury?

Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, July 22nd, 2011 - 4 comments
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I’ve long thought that some of the best commentary on the business pages in the Herald and DomPost comes from Alex, the Telegraph cartoonist. He documents the real priorities of the insiders running the rentier economy. News that the banks are offering a lot of hospitality to Treasury officials shows that there are a few Alex’s here.

 

 

 

 

 

4 comments on “Alex in Treasury?”

  1. prism 1

    Alex is outstanding. Charles Peattie draws him. There is a clip of him doing clever stuff with an animal theme here. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/alex/
    Also some ads for managers so I am on the same wave length as they, about as close as I’ll get to someone earning that –
    Consultant â?” Stroke
    Northamptonshire, £74000 to £100000
    Consultant â?” Acute Medicine and …
    Northamptonshire, £74000 to £100000
    OPERATIONS MANAGER – EPCM
    Brisbane, $300000

    When one gets such largesse, as no doubt they aim for in Treasury, what are a few freebies – hardly noticeable but just helping to oil the wheels. I wonder if they have spare, throwaway freebies that they could corrupt me with. I come cheap!

  2. millsy 2

    You know, that whole series is actually quite funny.

  3. randal 3

    one has to remmeber that treasury recruits from a very narrow band of Kiwis who are supposed to be above all this sort of stuff but one rugby ticket or a dinner where the better people go seems to be enough to derail even the tightest underpants.

  4. ChrisH 4

    The real point is that there has been a revolving door employment-wise between Treasury and the finance industry for decades (not between Treasury and manufacturing as I understand it, NB, BTW). In view of the importance of the finance sector to the future prospects of young Treasury economists, I think this is what you would call “cultivating contacts.”

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