Lot’s of rich people rushing to the corporate media to breathlessly tell us that they have the solutions to NZs Housing Crisis.
Recently Ex- Governor Don Brash, Ex-Chair of the Reserve Bank Arthur Grimes, right wing Warlord and neoliberal stormtrooper Stephen Jennings and the CEO of ANZ NZ David Hisco have all appeared to warn us the housing bubble will burst, and in the mind of Stephen Jennings, the solution is to privatise the education system.
Jennings comes to this conclusion I assume because education takes up a significant chunk of Government expenditure and he’s thinking ahead to try and find solutions for the societal nightmare that will explode in NZ when the pop bursts.
Some, like the Spinoff see this as Capitalists acknowledging its shortcomings and wanting atonement for their 30 year experiment that has enriched them and impoverished us.
I think that’s a very generous characterisation.
These greedy few who have feasted on deregulation and their sudden concern now is no acknowledgement, it’s driven by a deep seated fear that the masses will turn on them and elect a political class who will stymie their power and blame them.
BREXIT and the rise of Trump and Bernie have spooked the rich in NZ into realising they need to appease the rabble lest that rabble over throw their regime.
These words being spoken by the rich are not bourn by concern for us, they are given because of their concern for themselves.
Real solutions to NZs Housing Crisis would require 300 000 affordable homes and 30 000 new state houses. To do this would require massive Government intervention and a tax system that leashes corporations. The rich will not allow the crisis to give a solution that challenges their hegemony, and that’s why they are suddenly full of concern and on our screens.