ublic Address 01/12/09 - Keith Ng on the Taskforce

Published: Tue 1 Dec 2009 04:47 PM
Public Address 01/12/09 - Keith Ng on the Taskforce and live from the Tax Working Group
From the floor of the Tax Working Group | Dec 01, 2009 09:58
Keith Ng had less government for breakfast.
Update #1: Dull morning so far here at the TWG. Where's Don Brash to spice things up when you need him? Bill English make a dig at government spending, saying that the productivity for the rest of the economy is sound, it'the productivity of the public sector that needs to...
Taskforce 2025: A Space Odyssey | Dec 01, 2009 00:00
Keith Ng had less government for breakfast.
The answer is less government. What's the question again? The report is quite spectacular in how far it goes beyond the frontiers of right-wingedness. Whereas normal right-wingers say that the government shouldn't pick winners by backing specific industries or technologies or companies, Brash & Co have taken this several steps further: The government shouldn't even aim for goals like "more savings" or "more research" or "diversify exports", because that's basically trying to pick winners.
A Nightmarish Moment | Dec 01, 2009 00:54
David Haywood from Christchurch
For years I have suffered nightmares in which I am giving a speech to a large crowd of onlookers. The sequence of events is always the same: I forget what I am supposed to say, fall into a complete panic, and then begin to talk utter rubbish. In an interesting...

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