Monthly Archives: December 2008

On Economic Stimulus

By | December 20, 2008

From a front page article in the Press on Thursday: Despite an estimated $9b of economic stimulus being pumped into the economy from tax cuts and new capital spending, the country’s gross debt is predicted to soar to levels not seen since the Muldoon years of the early 1980s By new capital spending I assume… Read More »

Christmas gifts..

By | December 10, 2008

Back in January, I wrote a short post about Micro-finance, the Grameen Bank, and Kiva, an organisation that also finance micro-loans via micro-investments. Unfortunately, at the time, there was a freeze on investments, so I couldn’t make a small investment on behalf of my sister, as I had planned. Now, though, things are back in… Read More »

Dear John..

By | December 5, 2008

I finally got around to writing this letter to NZ prime minister John Key as part of Morgue’s “Don’t be a Rodney” campaign. It’s probably a bit long, but, well, I had to get that all off my chest, and the key point is summarized at the end. So far, I’ve only emailed it in,… Read More »