Tagged: immigration policy

Opinion: Economic growth within Environmental limits - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Apr 20, 2018

That was the title of a speech David Parker gave a couple of weeks ago.  Parker is, as you will recall, a man wearing many hats: Minister for the Environment, Associate Minister of Finance, Minister for Trade and Export Growth, and Attorney-General.  Since he was speaking to a seminar organised by the Resource Management Law Association, this speech looked … Read More

TVNZ on immigration: Hard Stuff or MBIE puff piece? - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Sep 13, 2016

According to TVNZ,  “The Hard Stuff sees Nigel Latta tackling the key issues facing NZers”, funded with taxpayer’s money through NZ On Air. I don’t think I’d watched any of Latta’s programmes previously, but when I heard a couple of years ago that he was planning to tackle immigration I suppose I welcomed the notion that a mainstream broadcaster … Read More

Skills matter… and we already seem to have them - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jun 30, 2016

Earlier this week the OECD released Skills Matter, a 160 page report on the results of a programme of surveys of adult skills in OECD (and a handful of other) countries. As usual with OECD reports, it is full of fascinating charts.  Here is how they describe the programme: In the wake of the technological revolution that began in the … Read More