I believe the National Party should be prosecuted for economic vandalism.
The last 9 years of growth has been utterly unsustainable and looks more like a pump and dump move by a merchant banker than a solid economic base.
If this was a rock star, it would be Nickleback crossed with Creed.
That’s an economic joke reference for the Gen Xers. I appreciate this blog has become a tad niche of late.
National’s economic ‘plan’ was based on rebuilding from natural disasters, massive levels of immigration, dairy intensification to China and a speculative property bubble that conned the middle classes into thinking they were paper millionaires. This fake growth required a subset of workers who were more exploitable than the domestic labour market would provide, hence all these bullshit education programs tied into employment exploitation.
The inability to fund any Government department to proactively police the existing laws means it is a wild west environment that is conducive to migrant workers being exploited.
It’s why the small business community is so terrified of these mild employment changes because the entire growth model is bullshit, it’s been built on exploitation and demanding minimum conditions threatens to topple the entire joke over.
One of the most important stats in this weeks poll was this one…
… we have to dump the narrative that it’s just the political spite of the business community against Labour that is sapping economic confidence, there are actual issues looming that could be crippling.
What we on the left have to ensure is that we have the solutions to those problems when those black swans come home to roost.