Monthly Archives: April 2014

Paving the Way for a New Politics and a New Economics: Thomas Piketty’s Book on Wealth in Our Time

Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has been getting quite a lot of attention – at least in the small circle of economic commentators, journalists, and public policy-makers. Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul … Continue reading

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Frames, Narratives, and the John Key Government: Election Strategy Ideas from Australia and the UK

In thinking about the fortunes of the Opposition in New Zealand, it’s interesting to ask why support for the Liberal-led Government in Australia has dipped six months after the election. Sure, the poll changes haven’t been massive. But there has … Continue reading

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An Ambitious Agenda for Aotearoa in 2014

Almost all political parties say they are “ambitious” for New Zealand. But when I look back at the last two years since the 2011 election, I don’t see much ambition in the political square. I see petty squabbling, incremental change, … Continue reading

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