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Hard News: Mike Moore: A pretty ordinary rooster

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  • DeepRed, in reply to andin,

    If Espiner's going for a theme in his interviews maybe it would be looking back with regret. Has he done three? It's all very nice for the interviewee to talk freely
    Whatever constrained them before now?

    But we are living still with the consequences of these interviewee's , now regretted, decisions, choice of political direction.
    As welcome as their change of heart is. There were a lot of other voices, for a long time prior, warning against where it would lead.
    Do they now think what they did amounts to an abuse of power, or was it just more mind numbing bumbling humanity...

    The Great Recession might have been the turning point for the post-Cold War neo-liberal 'consensus' that the interview subjects adhered to in the past - just as the Oil Crises were for the Bretton Woods system - and more recently the Brexit vote and President Trump.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5220 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to DeepRed,

    I dont know if I care when the 'turning point' was. These interviewee's arent suffering from their fucked ideas and decisions, but a lot of people still are and probably will for a long time to come.

    I'm finding it hard to care about their change of heart. To me it just words they throw out there to try and make themselves look more caring, than they ever acted when they were in power

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1602 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to andin,

    I dont know if I care when the 'turning point' was. These interviewee's arent suffering from their fucked ideas and decisions, but a lot of people still are and probably will for a long time to come.

    I'm finding it hard to care about their change of heart. To me it just words they throw out there to try and make themselves look more caring, than they ever acted when they were in power

    Mike Moore still seems unapologetic about his Third Wayism despite the Brexitrump tsunami. Meanwhile Bill Birch was on RNZ the other day, and he remains unrepentant - not just about the Employment Contracts Act, but also Think Big. He's simply gotten away with too much. Same goes for Ruth Richardson, and I suspect Jenny Shipley will be the same when her segment comes up.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5220 posts Report Reply

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