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.