I have to say that my own sympathy is with Chris Trotter. Like NOT PC I am conflicted. On the one hand a whole raft of regulation has been eliminated at a stroke in the name of faster recovery and economic growth. If we believe that why not apply it to all of New Zealand so we can catch up with Australia faster. On the other hand the rule of law has been suspended and some of the regulations were what ensured the damage was limited.
Friday, September 17, 2010
What has the world come to when the self described libertarian leaning David Farrar is posting apologia in favour of the complete suspension of democracy and Chris Trotter is arguing against the increased power of the state.