Saturday, February 27, 2010
Roger Kerr: Does Economic Reform Mean PainLabels: Roger Kerr, Tax' and expenditure
The implicit reference is to New Zealand’s painful economic reforms of the 1980s and early 1990s. But do they bear comparison with what is needed today to catch up to Australia?
Allan Peachey: Performance Pay for TeachersLabels: Allan Peachey, Education
Ronald Kitching: Ludwig von Mises, InterventionismLabels: Political history
Frank Newman: MPs a sorry bunchLabels: Frank Newman, MPs
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Ron Smith: Politics and Political Theatre: Invading IraqLabels: Defence, Ron Smith
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Frank Newman: Time for mandatory disclosure of fund managersLabels: Frank Newman, Regulation
Friday, February 19, 2010
Ronald Kitching: Ludwig von Mises, The Anti-Capitalist MentalityLabels: Political history
Mike Butler: Whanau Ora questions remainLabels: Maori, Mike Butler, Tax' and expenditure, Welfare issues
Possibly Mr Key wants to diffuse criticism since separate welfare plans based on race remain as unpopular as they were when the previous Clark-Cullen government backed away from its Closing The Gaps policy.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Mike Butler: Tax proposals from a landlord's perspectiveLabels: Mike Butler, Tax' and expenditure
Frank Newman: Co-management with MaoriLabels: Frank Newman, Maori
Allan Peachey: Calling the Shots in EducationLabels: Allan Peachey, Education
David Round: Absurd Treaty of Waitangi ClaimsLabels: David Round, Maori, Treaty of Waitangi
Sunday, February 7, 2010
David Round: Is the Treaty of Waitangi Holding New Zealand Back?Labels: David Round, Maori, Treaty of Waitangi
Roger Kerr: Budget 2010 Will Be Test of Governments ResolveLabels: Roger Kerr, Tax' and expenditure
Shortly the Finance and Expenditure Committee of parliament will be considering submissions on the BPS and the process of putting together the budget will be in full swing.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Mike Butler: Between rich and poorLabels: Mike Butler, Tax' and expenditure
The 2025 taskforce, headed by former National Party leader and Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash, produced a report entitled “Answering the $64,000 question: Closing the income gap with Australia by 2025”.
The report shows that average Australian incomes are around 35 percent higher than those in New Zealand, which means a gap of $64,000 for a family of four.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Ron Smith: Captives of the War on TerrorLabels: Defence, Ron Smith
In my earlier posting on ‘BreakingViews’ (‘Prisoners and War – Why we need Guantanamo’) I argued that, on the basis of international law, American authorities and, indeed, other Western states, could consider the Christmas Day bomber and any other captives of the ‘war on terror’, as either ‘enemy combatants’ or as criminals. I now want to argue that there are sound prudential reasons for choosing the former and considerable disadvantages in choosing the latter.
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