For that long Sunday afternoon:
The NZ Book Council have a very cool website to encourage reading. They’ve done it as a Windows operating system.
Scrubone does a fisking of No Right Turn’s outrage at National over citizen juries. Also on that issue, Russel Norman at Frog Blog agrees with some of my suggestions around Citizen’s Juries – specifically the need for multi-partisan agreement not narrow agreement.
Paul Walker responds to Matt McCarten’s hysteria over the Business Roundtable.
Whale Oil likes his stats comparison with Kiwiblog. Obviously girls and guns work
Craig Foss looks at how Dr Cullen is financing his tax cuts – he is borrowing $6.4 billion and also selling $6.4 billion of financial assets breaking one of his four tests. This last one is particularly cunning as it allows him to claim gross debt remains on track. This si why net debt is the better indicator.
Colin Espiner reviews the Reserve Bank MPS and the polls.
Bernard Hickey believes Alan Bollard has gone soft on inflation, as does the Westpac Chief Economist.Tags: Alan Bollard, Bernard Hickey, Blog Bits, Citizens' Juries, Colin Espiner, Craig Foss, inflation, Matt McCarten, Michael Cullen, No Right Turn, NZBR, Paul Walker, Reserve Bank, Russel Norman, tax cuts, Whale Oil