financial settings that encourage good long term outcomes

financial settings that encourage good long term outcomes

I don't think NZ has sustained trade surpluses throughout my entire life. The government behaves reasonably prudently (financially) but the public as a group do not. I would be happy to see regulatory settings that incentivise more exporting and less consumption of imported product (from a micro focus I see potential for a rise in electric vehicles and a decline in fossil fuel vehicles to help our trade balance) so that genuine progress can be made on reducing the scale of private debt in NZ.

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  • Alan Dawn
    commented 2016-11-27 22:08:18 +1300
    Debt is OK if the purpose is to fund some productive enterprise or asset, so let’s disincentivise speculative investment in housing and farmland.
  • Alan Dawn
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-27 22:08:17 +1300
  • Tim O’Donnell
    commented 2016-11-26 22:03:22 +1300
    As long as you aren’t talking subsidies or tariffs it’s ok.
  • Tim O’Donnell
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 22:03:21 +1300
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 20:16:59 +1300
  • james reardon
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 19:56:16 +1300
  • Michael Warrington
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 19:47:56 +1300