No Need For A Car “Tsar” Or Tariffs

Concerns over the viability of the Australian automotive industry have escalated in the wake of Ford’s decision to pull out. There have been calls for a return to higher import tariffs, moves to artificially deflate…

Making Stuff Is Expensive

Making physical stuff is expensive. Ford in Australia, after decades of protectionism and subsidies, has finally decided that the stuff it makes is too expensive. From 2016 about 1200 people will no longer have jobs…

Why A High Exchange Rate Is Good

A high exchange is good because it increases New Zealand’s global purchasing power. Because our grey-haired corporate elite have consistently failed to innovate outside of a handful of well run companies, we desperately rely on…