Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, March 22nd, 2010 - 12 comments
How much is the Huljich Kiwisaver figure-fudging scandal hurting John â€œthe dodgy-directorâ€ Banks’ mayoral chances? Answer: a lot.O’Sullivan then explicitly writes off Banks – saying he’ll lose to Len Brown – and joins the long list of commentators criticizing the Huljich rip-off and noting it has damaged Banks’ chances. Think this story is only getting play in the business pages? It’s not.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, March 16th, 2010 - 19 comments
The New Zealand economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s were largely a failure. This can be seen from the large negative divergence post 1984 in New Zealand’s real output per capita in comparison to Australia, our usual benchmark. New Zealand’s comparative position vis-Ã -vis unemployment also worsened. Poverty and social inequality increased. Australia undertook various […]