November 22, 2009

Ladder Award: Dmitry Orlov – lessons of the Soviet economic collapse

Winner of Ladder Award: Dmitry Orlov - for drawing attention to lessons from Soviet economic collapse. We so often hear about disasters and crises, but not much about what gets people through them.
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"