Think tank seeking economic shrewdness, hopeful for social progress under new Government

AUCKLAND – The New Zealand Powerhouse Institute, a market liberal think tank, has expressed hope for a socially progressive agenda under the new Labour-NZ First government while remaining concerned about their economic program. The Institute’s Chief Executive, Mitchell Palmer, particularly raised concerns about a possible return to the interventionist and protectionist policies of Muldoon’s and other governments before his. He said, “We should not retreat from the hard-earnt economic respectability this country has benefited from since the brave reforms of Roger Douglas and his Cabinet colleagues in the Fourth Labour Government.” Mr Palmer was particularly concerned by the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading Think tank seeking economic shrewdness, hopeful for social progress under new Government