Top Menu

climatechange

Climate Change – A Bluegreen Issue

Yesterday I argued for a Bluegreen Party – one that could act as a coalition partner to Labour or National – a party that stuck to its knitting of protecting and improving the environment while remaining relatively agnostic on the economic and social agenda of its partners in government. Then, as if to answer the […]

Continue Reading
bluegreenchange1

Time for a Bluegreen Party

Congratulations to the National Party. To increase your majority in your third term, reflects public confidence in the leadership team and an endorsement that one’s policies are more attuned to the preferences of voters than those offered up by any other party, or any other combination of parties. This much is indisputable. Many Kiwis are […]

Continue Reading
dumb

Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics, spies and conspiracies, and tragically way too little on policy. Those stories will no doubt continue to be discussed long after the vote counting stops but with election day upon us, at least a little attention to the […]

Continue Reading
glivechatFB1

Ask me anything on Election 2014

At 12:30pm I will be doing an “ask me anything” live chat on election 2014. Topics I would like to talk about are around the environment, tax, welfare, inequality, economics. Everyone is welcome, leave your indifference at the door. Live Blog Ask me anything re election – With Gareth Morgan  

Continue Reading
Video thumbnail for vimeo video Can the government really create more Jobs?

Can the government really create more jobs?

Over the last few weeks a range of economic development policies have emerged from across the political spectrum. They vary from the weird to the wonderful, but all of them suffer from the same problem – the delusion that the government can always create jobs and stimulate regions and industries. Today we will look at […]

Continue Reading