GUEST COMMENT: Studies show no great benefit from public funding, such as the programme our government is poised to unveil in a fortnight.
UPDATED with table.
HIDESIGHT I believed people couldn’t be left alone to do as they please: they were too greedy, the market too capricious, resources too precious and the planet too fragile.
COMMENT The state of the Asia Pacific region is a mix of worrisome stories and heartening tales.
Labour will be angry with Bill English. His Budget tips its hat to leftwing causes, disarming many of David Shearer's campaign themes.
"What a joke. Bring on the next election."
"Pity the rest of his government doesn't share his apparent concern. For 'sense of drift' you must surely substitute 'asleep at the wheel'."
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