Posts Tagged ‘rod oram’

National’s Tax review strategy

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, March 5th, 2019 - 107 comments

The Government is not due to announce its response to the Tax Working Group’s recommendations for a few more weeks. It appears that National using outrageous assumptions will take the opportunity to raise horror stories in the media on how bad the tax could be.

Oram on Nats’ poor record and why we should vote for change

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, September 17th, 2017 - 89 comments

Rod Oram at Newsroom: “More of the same won’t deliver for New Zealand. Hopefully, new leaders and policies will.”

Rod Oram told the truth once too often?

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, May 9th, 2017 - 28 comments

Seems that our media no longer has room for balanced voices.

Celebrity Debate: Will a Universal Transaction Tax benefit the NZ economy?

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, November 17th, 2016 - 56 comments

Details of a celebrity debate happening this Friday in Auckland on the benefit of a Universal Transaction Tax or Robin Hood tax. The affirmative side will feature Peter Nielson, Jane Kelsey and Rod Oram and the negative side will include Deborah Russell, Nigel Haworth and Shamubeel Eaqub.

When the levee breaks…

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, September 20th, 2016 - 99 comments

Bar the ear-worm, nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.

Oram – seven warning signs for the economy

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, July 24th, 2016 - 23 comments

Rod Oram’s Sunday Star-Times, reprinted on Facebook here, adds yet another voice to the chorous of economic warnings: “Our Road Runner economy is zooming towards the cliff-edge”…

TPPA snippets and media coverage

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, February 7th, 2016 - 24 comments

Snippets from recent pieces on the TPP, including The Spinoff’s José Barbosa an his take on the media coverage of the Auckland protest.

Oram on the TPP

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, October 12th, 2015 - 143 comments

Rod Oram’s Sunday Star-Times column, as made available on Facebook, is a level-headed evaluation of the TPP. He lists five points of concern…

Weekend reading for the Nats

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, August 3rd, 2015 - 14 comments

There were some good opinion pieces published over the weekend. Not comfortable reading for the Nats.

Oram on the regions

Written By: - Date published: 4:17 pm, July 27th, 2015 - 16 comments

Rod Oram looks at the way the regions are stifled in his Sunday Star Times piece.

Oram on the budget and Treasury fantasies

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, May 25th, 2015 - 75 comments

Extracts from Rod Oram’s piece in the SST as posted on Facebook. “What’s missing from [the budget], and the six before, is any glimpse of the world we live in, let alone the political leadership we need to survive and thrive in it.”

Rod Oram on the RMA and spin

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, April 5th, 2015 - 66 comments

An excellent piece by Rod Oram on the RMA and the government’s attempts at spin.

Hager vs police – suppressing debate

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, October 24th, 2014 - 71 comments

The police and Hager are in the process of initiating legal proceedings against each other. The police action against Hager was and is designed to intimidate, to suppress debate. Rod Oram calls shame on dirty politics and the people who perpetrate it.

Wrap of the Week

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, September 6th, 2013 - 3 comments

Things I didn’t get to this week, from Christchurch earthquake anniversary to Kim Dotcom.

Oram on Nats’ economic bungles

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, August 19th, 2013 - 59 comments

The first of two required reading pieces from the weekend. Financial journalist Rod Oram sums up the Nats economic performance in an excellent piece in the SST. “Is damage control an economic development strategy?”

Mining – a third way?

Written By: - Date published: 6:39 pm, March 28th, 2010 - 14 comments

As always Rod Oram offers a considered approach to issues of the day. In today’s Sunday Star Times he offers his analytical skills to mining.

Oram on the ‘step change’

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, February 21st, 2010 - 15 comments

An excellent piece by Rod Oram in the SST. More sophisticated governments are focusing on smart and sustainable growth but National thinks wealth comes from more milk and selling off our irreplaceable natural resources as quickly as possible.

Oram on the Brash Report

Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, December 3rd, 2009 - 11 comments

Always worth listening to, Rod Oram rips the Brash Report on Nine to Noon, not just on the findings but on the quality of the work, that we’re paying half a million dollars for. Here are some of the choice quotes: “At every point it has unbelievably facile analysis and, in fact, substitutes rather generic […]

Nats’ ETS a polluters’ charter

Written By: - Date published: 9:26 am, September 21st, 2009 - 6 comments

Rod Oram, as usual, has set the standard in commentary with his piece on the National-Maori Party ETS. The full article is here but I’ll lift the core points: Oram argues a climate change policy package needs three things: Put a price on emissions to incentivise change. We chose an ETS as the most effective […]

Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 pm, March 6th, 2009 - 27 comments

Drinking Liberally Auckland back for another round in 2009. Join all your favourite lefty liberal drinkers at Drinking Liberally Auckland. When: 7pm, Wednesday 11 March Where: London Bar – corner Queen and Victoria Streets, Auckland CBD Who: you and like-minded left-wingers. All welcome This month’s speaker is economic and business commentator Rod Oram. Rod’s in-depth […]

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