Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, June 16th, 2017 - 51 comments
We need new thinking on the economy – zero emissions, sustainable, a big redistribution from rich to poor. But the list of current economic woe shows that even on their own old conventional terms the Nats are useless economic managers.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 41 comments
New Zealand is about to reach the limits of growth.
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, March 12th, 2016 - 58 comments
Russel Norman was right in 2014 when he said that the Nats were daft to gamble on oil and bulk milk production, and he’s right again now to draw attention to the failures. We need a green economy!
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, February 11th, 2013 - 90 comments
There’s a lot of talk about the benefits of moving to a green, sustainable economy but details on what that looks like in practice in New Zealand are often frustratingly thin. Greenpeace is releasing a report – The Future is Here – that puts meat on the bones. The main thing is getting us off expensive, polluting, imported oil and on to clean, local energy.
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, November 15th, 2012 - 29 comments
Unemployment at record highs, current account deficit in trouble, the economy is stagnant, exodus to Australia, National is failing by every performance measure that they set themselves. The completely frustrating thing is that there is a clear and rational way forward, if only we have the wisdom to take it.
Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, March 6th, 2012 - 16 comments
Nationals bungling on the economy continues to damage NZ. Even their misguided state sector job cuts have failed to make significant savings…
Written By: - Date published: 7:18 am, December 3rd, 2010 - 63 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 6th, 2009 - 19 comments
Pop quiz – did you know that earlier this week the UN released a major report on the “Green Economy”? Here is a good summary: Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises The current financial and economic crisis is throwing millions of people into poverty, especially the most vulnerable in the developing world. This […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:58 pm, May 15th, 2009 - 12 comments
The Greens have released their Green New Deal (PDF), which they hope the Government will pick up in part or in whole. It looks like a comprehensive plan to boost employment and the economy in the short-term and, just as importantly, build a green economy for the future. It leaves everything we’ve seen from this lazy do-nothing […]