The Daily Blog Open Mic – 16th September 2023

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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  1. I’d rather have a Finance Minister with an accounting degree and skin in that industry, rather than any of the Nicola Willis’s (word salad degree) or David Seymour’s (human analyst/manipulation degree) of NZ.
    How’s their skills at reading a spreadsheet and applying that to the micro and macro environment we live in, now and extrapolated 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 years from now? That’s just basic accounting. Can they do that, at all?

    • I demur with this comment on one point, that is, beyond workings for the next 20 years it isn’t basic accounting. Surely all thinkers have etched that into their brains by now – or not? It sort of follows then that politicians, administrators, advisors, and economically superior economists (who know how many beans make 5) are not thinkers.

      • I am an accountant. Compiling, analysing and extrapolating spreadsheet data into real world scenarios IS basic accounting, at a senior level. A level I expect from those who would direct economic/financial/tax policy for our country. They don’t need to be deep thinkers. We don’t vote them in to form strategies. We vote them in to represent what we tell them to do.

        • Received Sinic. I want economists and accountants to set their plans and figures into a possibly real world scenario that would only extend to the next 30 years at the most, beyond ‘Here be dragons’.

          In actuality analyses should give closest attention to the next 10 years – extrapolating further is likely wasting precious money on the background figure-fanciers and their high salaries. Models in arithmetic mode aren’t going to solve our psychological or physical problems.

    I’ve had a good idea. Politicians are doing so little that it should become a part-time job, and their salary be lessened perhaps by a third, and they should not be allowed to continue unless they carry out some low-paid work. This would ensure that they have some knowledge of what ordinary people do in their jobs.

    At present the role of politician seems to act like a drug on these people who seem terminally befuddled and confused. Especially ACT flights of fancy.

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