NZ Fabian Society lectures

Written By: - Date published: 5:03 pm, March 6th, 2010 - 15 comments
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This looks to be a fascinating set of lectures. I’ll be going – will you?

Resilient Economy Series Announced

Economic orthodoxy continues to fail New Zealand. This failure is systemic, not cyclical.

Despite this, prevailing political and economic orthodoxy has become almost immune from scrutiny. It seems that policymakers have yet to comprehend that the status quo will inevitably lead to economic collapse.

Effective government and policy-making requires free and robust debate of fresh ideas and the impact of the most recent ‘financial crisis’ provides a stark opportunity to debate fundamentals of economic policy.

Through a series of lectures and seminars, the Fabians will provide a forum for critiquing prevailing economic orthodoxy and for advocacy of viable alternatives and reforms.

How New Zealand can map a course to a ‘Resilient Economy‘ will be the focus of the NZ Fabian Society’s activities in 2010.

Bold Choices for a Better Future will be the provocative first seminar, entailing a pragmatic 360Ëš view of the economy and the options available to New Zealand. The seminar will be held in Auckland on March 14th, in Wellington on March 28th and in Christchurch on April 18th.

If you would like to help by distributing a flyer for the Bold Choices for a Better Future seminar (or just pinning it to a likely noticeboard), the flyer is available for download here.

15 comments on “NZ Fabian Society lectures”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    It appears that their site is down ATM.

    • lprent 1.1

      Joomla, and yep the site seems to have some kind of config problem. Works most, but not all of the time.

      Just try again.

  2. Fisiani 2

    Posted by an individual called THE STANDARD………….

    • lprent 2.1

      Actually posted by me. However the only thing I wrote was in italics*. The rest was straight off the Fabian site.

      The Standard” login is used to post public notices or material that is not largely original with our authors. That is because it does not have an associated author. That has been the case for a year or so. It is used for the OpenMike every day (so I have to commend you for being so unobservant that you really could be a national MP). Try out http://www.thestandard.org.nz/author/notices%20and%20features/

      Of course we always get some wanker like you who doesn’t bother to read the site details, and makes a dickhead of themselves. That is of course half of the fun. Seeing who is so stupid as to not realise there is a reason for everything on this site.

      BTW: have you figured out how to put links in to backup your assertions yet.

      * Hopefully you do know what italics are… *sigh*

  3. Fisiani 3

    I’ll be going will you

    said The Standard using the personal pronoun.
    BTW Not a National MP just someone who call you out when needed.

  4. Fisiani 4

    I’ll be going will you

    said The Standard using the personal pronoun.
    BTW Not a National MP just someone who call you out when needed.

    Sorry should have called out THE STANDARD but oops thats not a person or eeven a group of like minded folks

    • Marty G 4.1

      grow up Fisiani. We use ‘The Standard’ as author when the post is primarily a report or notification of someone else’s post or event – ie. it contains little or nothing in the way of the personal views of a particular writer.

      captcha – standards

    • QoT 4.2

      Jesus, Fisiani, lprent did just explain the whole italics thing to you, you know.

      Captcha: mouth. To quote last night’s episode of M*A*S*H*, “put your money where your foot is”.

  5. felix 5

    No, Fisiani. You won’t be going. You made that up . You’re a liar.

    Prove me wrong by sending your account of such meeting to the standard for publication.

    (Please publish Fisiani’s story please please please…)

  6. Jenny 6

    Thanks for the Heads Up on this lprent

    In the promo for these lectures, I found the concept for these lectures ‘fascinating’ as well, but also provocative in equal measure. In particular, I see that the Fabian Society in their promo for these lectures which they entitled “Resilient Economy Series” are of the view that;

    “Economic orthodoxy continues to fail New Zealand. This failure is systemic, not cyclical.”

    and further;

    “It seems that policymakers have yet to comprehend that the status quo will inevitably lead to economic collapse.”

    In my opinion, with all the hardship that it would bring to most people, the Fabian Society’s prediction of “economic collapse” seemed to me, to be rather alarming sentiments to be expressing at this time. So, I followed the link to these lectures and found that most of the commentators involved in this debate were of the business or marketing type.

    http://www.fabians.org.nz/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=1&tmpl=component

    Maybe these people have a particular axe to grind, or these comments are just hype to get people along to the lectures

    However, looking further left of centre, I found that the Fabian Society are not the only ones who think that the failure of economic orthodoxy is systemic, not cyclical, and will inevitably lead to economic collapse.

    http://unityaotearoa.blogspot.com/2010/03/grant-morgan-beware-end-is-nigh.html

    I am intrigued. Maybe I will see you there on Sunday.

  7. lombear 7

    I for one one would like to step on the head of this turtle. The Fabians are liars and work to further empower the banking scum and enslave the masses.
    They are as much for the working class as the Queen is.
    Dirty incrementalist red herrings.

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