Fabian seminar tonight: What would a people’s Budget look like?

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Something to check out if you are in Auckland tonight:

What would a people’s Budget look like?

The election-year Budget is always a big part of a Government’s campaign for re-election. If it’s possible, there’s even more spin than usual. The bank economists and the business lobbyists take every opportunity to tell us “it’s good for us because it’s great for business!” It is possible to see it very differently.

Bill Rosenberg and the Council of Trade Unions want to put a people’s perspective on the Budget. What has the Budget done for families, jobs and a viable future? Will it cool the housing market, build infrastructure, create safe and sustaining work for the future of all Kiwis? Bill will present a different analysis, examine the Government’s priorities and look at what needs to be done.

It would be helpful if you registered here.

Wednesday 14th June, 6.30pm
Owen G Glenn Building
University of Auckland
12 Grafton Rd

5 comments on “Fabian seminar tonight: What would a people’s Budget look like?”

  1. greywarshark 1

    Will the CTU put up a link later as most of us aren’t in Auckland, yet. And it would be good to spread the love.

    • exkiwiforces 1.1

      Yes, I wouldn’t mind having a look myself as may take my mind of something else atm.

  2. greywarshark 2

    I’m looking at notes I made after listening to a speech in 2005.

    I have written that California had been for two terms a bankrupt state after referendum controls introduced (after being one of richest states.)
    Someone said tyranny of majority! I have no link suggest wikipedia.

    So the People’s Budget can’t just be to reduce taxes and even if the majority reacted like that, it still wouldn’t be any good if they were all in that hypnotised state of
    wishfulness with the comfortably off closing the door behind them.

  3. Ad 3

    Really sorry I can’t be at this one – I have a lot of time for Bill Rosenberg.

  4. greywarshark 4

    Next Fabian event:
    June 22nd, 2017 5:30 PM through 7:30 PM
    Guildford Terrace
    Connolly Hall

    Register Now

    New Zealand’s Social Investment Approach: Promise, Pitfalls and Prospects – Professor Jonathan Boston.

    Over the past year the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Institute for Economic Research have been conducting a joint research project on the New Zealand government’s ‘Social Investment Approach’. This has included a series of roundtable discussions with various participants in the policy process. An edited book and other publications are planned.

    In this talk, Professor Boston will outline the nature of this research project and discuss some of the main perspectives and findings that have emerged. In particular, he will explore:
    a) the evolving nature of the government’s social investment approach;
    b) the major philosophical and ethical issues raised by the current approach;
    c) some of the fundamental conceptual, methodological and analytical issues to which the approach has given rise; and
    d) possible future policy directions.

    Jonathan Boston is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, who has published widely on a range of matters including public management, social policy, climate change policy, tertiary education policy, and comparative government. Recently he served as Director of the Institute of Policy Studies (2008-11), Director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (2012-14), and Co-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty.

    He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in early 2014 to undertake research on ‘Governing for the Future: Bringing Long-Term Policy Issues into Short-Term Political Focus’. A book based on this research was published recently by Emerald – Governing for the Future – and another by Bridget Williams Books – Safeguarding the Future.

    Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, who presented his critique of the government’s Social Investment approach in April will join Jonathan Boston for the question and answer session.

    June 22nd, 2017 5:30 PM through 7:30 PM
    Guildford Terrace
    Connolly Hall
    Wellington, WGN
    New Zealand

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