It’s a crucial part of the mythology around National Party Governments that they are “good economic managers”, as their new leader, Simon Bridges, is repeating. The business commentariat repeat it endlessly too. How true is this?Read More »Was National a ‘good economic manager’?
It’s refreshing to start a new year with the hope that the change of Government has brought. Many of its initiatives take additional government spending so one of the Government’s big challenges is to ensure it has the revenue to carry out its programme, and the willingness to spend it. Read More »Hope, a new Government and making room to fund its programme
A new report on inequalities in wages, salaries and the income of the self-employed finds growing inequalities in the income they earned per hour over… Read More »Shrinking share of income to low and middle-income earners
The share of income that working people receive from all the income generated by their work – the labour income share – is important for… Read More »Working people’s share of income – a brief New Zealand history