Rick Boven
Bernard Hickey

In recent seminar papers delivered to attentive Fabian audiences, Rick Boven and Bernard Hickey both delivered clear visions for rescuing and resuscitating the NZ economy. Each recapped the critical analysis of the problems, refined over the past year, and set out specific changes he believes essential to reverse our decline.

Rick provided a crisp and convincing summary of NZ's situation and the factors leading to it, including specific 'market failures'. This led to a frank and disconcerting outline of possible solutions and the trade-offs they entail. His presentation can be downloaded here.

Bernard's paper is available here and identifies the key factors contributing to our economic decline and identifies the pragmatic steps needed to reverse these trends.

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