Tagged: Employment

No Storm on the Horizon - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 02, 2011

Every now and again we see stories of doomsayers talking about population “bombs” and “storms”. The Sunday Star Times runs one today which suggests that there is “a gaping hole in New Zealand’s workforce where all the 20 – 35-year-olds should be”. There is only one problem with this analysis from Professor Natalie Jackson, who [...] Related posts: … Read More

Kidz Go Free… - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 13, 2010

The Herald has a fascinating example of how statistics can be filtered through an agenda to say, more or less, what you want. The latest set of statistics from the Children’s Social Health Monitor have been interpreted by Prof Cindy Kiro and the current Children’s Commissioner, John Angus, to mean that the recession is having [...] Related posts: … Read More

De Beers and Doctors - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Feb 01, 2010

De Beers, the diamond merchants, and specialists in certain disciplines are wealthy for exactly the same reasons. They both have something that is rare. It De Beer’s case, it is diamonds. In the doctor’s case it is his skills as a physician. I earn a salary way above the average for no reason other than [...] Related posts: … Read More