Government releases ‘Economic Plan’
The Government has included two small tax changes with its 32 page ‘Economic Plan’ that paints a big picture for economic and wellbeing transformation.
Too much tosh about GDP vs Wellbeing
To criticise GDP because it is not a wellbeing measure is to criticise it for something it is not intended to be, writes NZ Initiative’s Dr Bryce Wilkinson.
Marking the Wellbeing Budget on education
Did the Budget deliver on the crucial pillars for education policy of early childhood, Maori and the supply of teachers? Three academics give their verdicts.
Winston’s post-Budget magical mystery tour
The Deputy Prime Minister makes many claims, some true, and compares himself with Warren Buffett and Mahathir Mohamad, while out selling the Budget.
Short-term thinking risks long-term crisis
Grant Robertson has indexed benefit rates to wages, but without a long-term plan for real stimulus and revenue gathering, he risks creating a crisis like superannuation.
Yesterdaze: Budget fiasco’s withering plight
Budget week chaos revealed there were no hacks of Treasury, but did raise the question how many hacks work at Treasury. James rubs hands together over this week’s political news.
Little offered for NZ business
The business sector gets little from the budget but should benefit from work generated by the big spending on infrastructure.
Venture capital fund may slow brain drain
The brain drain of New Zealand talent and future earnings may be slowed by one of the government’s few business-centric Budget policies.