READER REPORT:

Fixing the economy: Revisit the 1930s

BILL DOLAND
Last updated 05:00 28/01/2013
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LOOK TO THE PAST: Michael Joseph Savage.

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The difficulty we face in today's economic environment is not unlike the depression years of the 30s.

At the risk of being labelled a lefty, I think we need to look at the Labour Government's approach and innovation of Michael Joseph Savage.

Auckland has a housing problem and the market is well overvalued for many reasons. The Key-led National Government has boasted about building affordable houses. The state needs to build more houses, not for rental but for immediate sale.

Forget the free trade agreements, they are egotistically driven by capitalists and have no benefit to our wider society.

A global economy is damaging to New Zealand. We are a micro economy that can sustain itself, given the right leadership.


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