As New Zealand’s economy struggles to achieve anything like the output required to ‘catch Australia’, the sale of state assets is on the agenda yet again. The failed experiment of the 80s and 90s looks to be recycled in a one off attempt to lessen the deficit. The Fabian Society welcomes this timely visit by David Hall of the PSIRU, an expert in public service provision, particularly in the water, energy, waste management and healthcare sectors.
David's thesis is that, far from being a burden on society, public spending is an essential driving force, providing universal services for human development - healthcare, education, social security - and also the essential infrastructure making other economic activity possible, such as water, electricity, roads.
If you know of others who would be interested, please take advantage of the 'Tell a Friend' feature on the registration page.
David’s visit to New Zealand is sponsored by the Public Service Association.
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Establishing branches in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
Presenting a Resilient Economy Workshop as a Labour Party Conference Fringe event
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2011 – a big year for New Zealand.
Mike Smith, Chair
A group of economics students, Making a Difference with Economics (MADE), from the University of Auckland Department of Economics, is going to discuss its concerns and hopes for the New Zealand economy. They will be presenting on the theme of intergenerational inequity.
This will be a challenging experience. If our economy continues to decline, the chances are these students will have to work a lot longer than this generation, pay for their own health care and clean up the planet after we have finished messing it up.
These students will go on to careers as opinion leaders and economists across the globe and will influence their generation.
What are their issues? Are they prepared to face the challenges we seem happy to avoid?
This free seminar, introduced and moderated by Associate Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, will be held 6.00-7.30pm, Wednesday 20th October 2010, in Room 310, Decima Glenn, Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland Business School.
You can register here. If you know of others who may be interested, please take advantage of the 'Tell a Friend' feature on the registration page.
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