08/09/2020

Putting UBI theory to the test

We took TOP’s UBI for a test drive and it was found (seriously) wanting View or download this article in PDF or DOC format. Given all the bold claims surrounding it, we decided to put TOP’s UBI through its paces.  Unfortunately, the results were gravely disappointing. Not only will it fail to deliver on its promises but, in our view, this policy achieves the opposite to what is intended. We found that instead of reducing poverty and diverting money away from housing into more productive assets, the proposed program would: See low-income earners, in most cases, no better off and; Super annuitants…

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27/08/2020

Businesses are soon coming off life support. What happens now?

The Early Warning Program: The recent pandemic shock has highlighted the need for an effective program to support businesses in distress rebuild or exit, in a manner that minimises financial, social and personal damage. As part of its Innovation Policy, The Sustainable New Zealand Party’s Early Warning Program is designed to do just that. Early Warning Program is modelled on a successful initiative in Denmark counseling SMEs facing the risk of bankruptcy. There the program has helped over 4,000 Danish businesses deal with the severe economic challenges and helped keep alive about 2/3 of these companies. The purpose of the Early Warning Scheme is:…

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10/08/2020

Putting New Zealand Back on Top

The Sustainable New Zealand Party are proponents of the ‘bright green’ environmental movement taking the position that the convergence of technological change and social innovation provides the most successful path to sustainable development.  Our Innovation Policy provides a plan to effectively harness the creativity and synergy between business, academia and government to deliver a sustainable, prosperous future for all New Zealanders and return us to the top of the international environmental, economic and innovation rankings The Problems we need to address The world continues to become more interconnected and complex. New Zealand’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural resources,…

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