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Hard News: The economic revue comes to Christchurch

10 Responses

  • Lilith __,

    Things happening in Chch! Woot!! Thank you.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3884 posts Report Reply

  • wendyf,

    All registered. Thanks.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 88 posts Report Reply

  • Isaac Freeman,

    I am looking forward to it.

    Can anyone recommend background reading on the New Zealand economy? I've lived in it for a few decades, and have a range of minimally-informed opinions about it, but I've never actually studied any economics. It is quite conceivable that I have developed some odd notions, based on mis-remembered educational films from the 1970s, and I should like to have a slightly better grounding before I turn up.

    I mean, we still basically slaughter wild birds and sea-lions, preserve them in their own fat, and exchange them for obsidian tools and kumara, right? And we'll be discussing how to make our way in the new horticultural world order? Where does the aluminium smelter come into it?

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    I am trying to juggle this one: my quake-refugee ma arrives back in town that day for a short visit. Now if you could move it to Saturday...

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2879 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    No students this time? Those two young people who spoke in Wellington were great.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3104 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie, in reply to Isaac Freeman,

    Several speakers from past Voyage presentations wrote pieces included in the Speaker Archive May/June last year althuogh I would add they've been great communicators and no prescribed text reading is entirely necessary.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 609 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    the Life Aquatic…
    Help New Brighton step into the New Brighter Future
    with the New Brighton Waterpark idea
    they need 3000 more signatures by the 16th of this month
    (yes, mere days away!!)

    Sign the petition, NOW!, and pass on to like minded individuals – pronto!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7480 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    I am trying to juggle this one: my quake-refugee ma arrives back in town that day for a short visit. Now if you could move it to Saturday…

    If you can't swing it, just come to the PA get-together on Saturday. Although we clearly seem to have been in the same room a few times back in the day, it would be great to meet you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22227 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And you Russell. Thank you.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2879 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Need to get Govt to attend - the current view of economics and the economy it self is as follows.

    Plan A - "make shit up" if that fails then, "Plan B, same as Plan A - "make more shit up" if that fails then, "make even more shit up" - also have treasury make shit up - have every one keep making shit up until shit actually happens.

    When made up shit actually happens declare oneselves as economic genius and then continue with Plans A followed by Plan B - justify this by saying you got it right once.

    The nature of economic forecasting (also the "KEY" primciple behind financial markets).is get paid for "making shit up" - that is what really matters..

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1223 posts Report Reply

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