Tagged: austerity

More on the turn from zero budgets - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jan 29, 2013

My last post said that it was good to see the Government thinking my way. Specifically, its economic policy depended on a coupled austerity-Christchurch rebuild plan that didn’t work out. They have, I believe, seen the light on Christchurch and are turning away from austerity, i.e., zero budgets. Eric Crampton of Offsetting Behaviour commented. My reply got [...] … Read More

Thoughts on National’s change of heart - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jan 27, 2013

Blogging is often just mouthing off in public. Informed, well constructed mouthing off, to be sure. Which means that the accuracy is about that of all forms of mouthing off — hit or miss. So it is with pleasure that I report that the Government finally agrees with me. Two years ago, I explained that [...] … Read More