Posts Tagged ‘demographics’

Populism and population decline

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 pm, June 9th, 2018 - 63 comments

As we enter the era of relative world wide population declines, we are are seeing populist movements trying to put the finger in the dike. The two are related. Big cities beset by congestion and housing issues as the young flood into them. Populistic movements driven from left-behind areas. Voting patterns show the distinct differences between the large urban centres and those in the declining regions.

In face of share market meltdown, Govt’s options limited

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 26th, 2015 - 54 comments

John Key says New Zealand has options in the face of a share market meltdown and is not like Greece (well that’s a relief). Simon Louisson asks how real are John Key’s options? Thanks to this Government’s profligate past spending, including irresponsible tax cuts, our options have narrowed drastically.

Falling crime

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, April 3rd, 2013 - 24 comments

Falling crime is good news – but the reasons are probably not the ones that occupy most of the politicians and the commentary.

Ageing population

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, March 2nd, 2013 - 80 comments

A British report on the implications of their ageing population structure highlights, yet again, the lack of any planning on this issue from the Key government…

Fabian seminar

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 pm, June 7th, 2011 - 2 comments

Another Fabian seminar in Auckland: Ian Pool & Natalie Jackson – Our Demographic Dividend Wasted. Thursday 9th June, 7.00pm, in the Ellen Melville Hall, Freyberg Place.

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