Labour’s Marty McFly policy

October 21st, 2011 at 12:29 pm by David Farrar

I devote my Herald column to Labour’s work and wages policy. Many of my Herald columns are reasonably reflective. In this one, I call a spade a spade.

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6 Responses to “Labour’s Marty McFly policy”

  1. ben (2,386 comments) says:

    David you make a great point in there: the ability under Labour’s policy of industry big players to raise rivals’ costs and put them out of business.

    Bryce Edwards made a good point yesterday that this policy is Labour conceding the middle and shoring up its core left support ahead of defeat.

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  2. reid (15,592 comments) says:

    The problem with Liabore’s industrial policies and those of the Greens and those of Mana, is they all operate from false premises. The world of work doesn’t in fact operate the way any of these parties think it does.

    It’s quite frustrating because these parties simply and always merely generate needless friction, skewing the debate hopelessly and adding no value whatsoever. If only we had two sides who both knew how the world worked, then just maybe the voters could choose between two workable sets, but no, this is not what we have.

    This is simply the latest example of the left’s profoundly flawed fundamental thinking on this critical topic with respect to our national well being.

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  3. Nick R (443 comments) says:

    I don’t support the Labour policy except the bit on stat holidays, :-). My first thought was that Labour was just playing to the base to ensure they get the union vote out (such as it may be) at the election. But I wonder if it could get traction in circumstances where many wage and salary earners are finding that their income is not keeping pace with inflation. Sooner or later that is going to bite, particularly if interest rates start to climb, and it might push some voters towards the idea of a more interventionist state.

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  4. Graeme Edgeler (3,222 comments) says:

    I’m not sure you understand the plot of Back to the Future.

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  5. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    Marty McFly had a De Lorean, these two bobs are stuck in something like Fred Flintstone”s car.

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  6. badmac (138 comments) says:

    Love the comments you have generated on Herald. You bought out the real old fashioned unionists.
    Farq I hated them (and I belonged because it was compulsory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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