Michael Reddell

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Government consults on slashing growth

Has any government anywhere ever consulted on policy objectives that, if seriously pursued could cut future GDP per capita by anything from 10 to 22 percent?  If so, I can’t imagine when.  It is a huge price to propose for what seems to be mostly a moral crusade.

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Looking for a successful outward-oriented economic strategy 

The government says it want to increase the export orientation of the New Zealand economy. Early in their term of office, the previous government adopted an explicit numerical target for lifting exports (as a share of GDP). Unfortunately, no progress was made towards it.