Thursday, September 24, 2009

Economic Debate

SOMETHING TO DO TOMORROW NIGHT (FRIDAY)

An Invitation …to a timely economic debate “The global financial crisis proves the free market is unreliable - we need more government intervention to grow New Zealand's economy.


Mecca Café Cnr Remuera Rd and Nuffield St, Newmarket Friday 25 September,5:30pm (for a 5:50pm start).

Moderator: Dr Don Brash

Featuring Professor Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland), Bernard Hickey (interest.co.nz), and Peter Conway (Council of Trade Unions).

Free entry but a small donation to cover costs would be appreciated. Parking is best in the Farmers Carpark on Broadway near the Newmarket viaduct followed by a 5 minute walk.

10 comments:

Sinner said...

Yeah - right - we do need more "government intervention!"

because only the government can:
* outlaw the CTU, all unions, and Labour
* remove the minimum wage
* privatize state schools & hospitals
* eliminate holidays and move to a 6-day week

which is what we need to do if we want to match Aussie.

Cactus Kate said...

What's with the fucking Pinkos speaking?

Disgraceful they are even allowed in the building.

Psycho Milt said...

Danyl likes to make fun of Brash's supporters over at the Dim Post, but really no satire he could come up with would be as funny as the two comments above.

Paracelsus said...

Let the Pinkos speak, and reveal the Cloud-Cuckoo-Land in which they live.
Sinner, well said, but how about this as a government intervention:
Cut tax to a flat 20%, andif not enough to pay for public services (i.e. salaries of those pampered beneficiaries who call themselves public servants), then cut the services.
Anything truly useful can and should be privatised.

Sinner said...

What's with the fucking Pinkos speaking?

Disgraceful they are even allowed in the building

Hell yeah!

Sinner said...

eally no satire he could come up with would be as funny as the two comments above.


Oh dear. You think we're kidding. Believe you me, we're not.



Cut tax to a flat 20%,


Only problem with this once is that someone earning 10K will pay 2,000, and someone on 100K will pay 20K. That's why we need at least a capped tax or ideally a truly flat tax - say 5K per annum per capita for citizenship rights.


andif not enough to pay for public services (i.e. salaries of those pampered beneficiaries who call themselves public servants), then cut the services.


I don't care whether there is enough money or not, we should fire the lot. Key is at least making a weak start, capping the numbers, making clear no salary increase for 5-10 years, and wanting continuing reductions - inflation will do the rest!


Anything truly useful can and should be privatised.
Hell yeah. Starting with the temples of socialism, schools and hospitals.

Psycho Milt said...

Oh dear. You think we're kidding. Believe you me, we're not.

I'm well aware you're not - that's why it's funnier than any satire Danyl might come up with.

muz said...

Any chance of a report on the action.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10599523

Bradfords going... :-)

onelaw4all said...

I wasn't aware there was a truly "free market" anywhere in the world.