Tagged: economic development

Wellington…still growing sluggishly - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Aug 02, 2016

There was an annoying story on the front page of the Dominion-Post this morning.  The online version of the story is headed “The big squeeze: Wellington’s population could almost double in the next 30 years”, a proposition which appears to be based on nothing more than annualizing last year’s estimated population growth for the Wellington city area.  I … Read More

Economic performance since 1952 for Her Majesty’s realms and territories - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Sep 09, 2015

Today Queen Elizabeth becomes the longest-reigning British monarch (as others have noted, she became New Zealand’s longest-reigning monarch a couple of years ago). By 1952 a few places that had been British possessions or protectorates had already become independent (eg India, Pakistan, Israel, Ireland) but the extent of Her Majesty’s territories was still quite astonishingly large.  The Conference Board has GDP per … Read More

One-sided science reporting - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Dec 02, 2012

The Dominion Post over the weekend had a set of articles — above the fold, lots of column-inches, full-colour photos — focusing on scientists. That, in itself, is great. The problem is that these scientists were stepping far outside their expertise and the journalists did nothing to rein them in, or at least present an [...] … Read More

The Future by Airbus - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Sep 27, 2012

I’ve been looking at the latest instalment of The Future by Airbus and considering how it compares to the way some New Zealand sectors are looking toward the future. Their latest work is centred on “smarter skies”, and they look at 5 concepts associated with reducing fuel and energy emissions. Their horizon is 2050. Airbus’ approach is less about predicting what … Read More