Posts Tagged ‘markets’

Corporatism.

Written By: - Date published: 12:35 pm, August 1st, 2018 - 44 comments

Hand in hand with “compassionate liberalism”.

So much for the competitive market

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 23rd, 2015 - 18 comments

I love how right-wing ideology is just some thing that can be switched on and off at will. Case in point, ownership of state houses…

Questions on Key’s housing sell-off

Written By: - Date published: 7:12 am, January 30th, 2015 - 71 comments

Key’s state house asset sale policy doesn’t make sense at any level, and the questions are piling up…

State of Nations

Written By: - Date published: 6:11 pm, January 29th, 2014 - 24 comments

This post isn’t a ‘contrast and compare’ piece on the policy announcements of National, the Greens and Labour. Enough to say that National are pursuing privatisation while both Labour and Green are at least trying to do good things.

Shame about the reality of the bigger picture then.

Democracy is bad at hard problems

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, December 8th, 2010 - 71 comments

Democracy can be very bad at dealing with hard problems.  Case in point, the Nats’ appalling handling of the issue of our ageing population.  The Nats are stuck, so the country is stuck, rabbit in the headlights, while the size of the problem continues to grow…

The gods of greed

Written By: - Date published: 11:33 am, June 13th, 2008 - 19 comments

The Guardian has extracts from a new book by Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson, The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future, in which they explain “how the reckless speculation of a super-rich elite has left us all the poorer”. They promised economic stability, order and prosperity. But instead the […]

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