Notice that I just stole the title from Kiwiblog – as it was really the best title in my opinion
This is the first set of policies for the Budget, so it is the first post for our “Budget 2010” series.
Kiwiblog has a great rundown, I’ve only got a few points to add:
- Yes it would increase efficiency and GDP.
- Yes it would have “equity” costs.
- Given that no party was elected on the basis of this sharp a change in “redistribution” between equity and efficiency it isn’t the budget I would recommend for actual policy at the current time.
- I do applaud Roger Douglas for doing a realistic run through of what his budget would look like though – I respect transparency.
As more Budget or alternative budget details come through we will have a crack at looking at them.