January 22, 2009

Jobs need more than a Job Summit (part one)

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key intends his Summit on Employment to be a “'do-fest,' non 'talk-fest' affair." OK, but clarity is needed as to what such a conference can achieve and what it will leave still to be done. New Zealand’s history since 1973 illustrates how without vision, short-term “pragmatism” can become very “unpragmatic"