Tagged: Economics

Restraining Health Costs - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 05, 2009

Brian Fallow provides an excellent look at the urgent need for cost containment in health and the problems this involves. He points out that rising health costs is a far bigger potential problem than superannuation. It is also far more difficult to solve as a simple shift in age eligibility would sort out most superannuation [...] Related posts: … Read More

Muddled economics ignore reality - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 04, 2009

“The analysis of the NZIER in their latest report is muddled and superficial”  Exactly. I was relieved to see this response from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Jan Wright, to the report the NZ Institute for Economic Research has just published on sustainable development priorities. The report’s findings on climate change are a challenge [...] … Read More

ACC for FREE - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 11, 2009

Well, maybe not. It seems like it is suddenly going to get a whole lot more expensive. Trevor Mallard seems to think that the government is fear-mongering. He, along with Brian Fallow and Rod Oram, seem to think that the ACC blowout is merely an accounting problem, a combination of accounting standards and poor investment [...] … Read More

Old Age Savings (Part 2) - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 07, 2009

The NZ Nurses’ Organisation tells us that rest home neglect is “all too common”. While this is certainly true, I don’t accept their reasoning when it come to causes: “These two cases are a powerful illustration of the conflict between caring and profit.” No. These cases illustrate the problem of state funding of a private institution. Nursing homes [...] … Read More