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Honouring Israel Folau

17/04/2019

Whilst I have issues with some of Michael Reddell’s comments, these are not with the central tenet that a sincerely held religious, belief should be attacked. This just is wrong!
Furthermore, whatever one might think of Folau’s beliefs he has proudly proclaimed them. For that alone, he deserves respect.

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This blog is, mostly, about things to do with economics and public policy.   The stepping-off point was my background in monetary policy, financial markets, and financial regulatory issues over the course of a long career at the Reserve Bank, together with something I had come to care rather more about, the decades-long underperformance of the New Zealand economy and the associated policy failures.  I range more widely these days, but always try to anchor (dragging as the anchor may be) more or less close to policy and associated analytical issues,  with a heavy weight on New Zealand issues and perspectives.

The blog is also, these days, the forum through which the most people encounter me.   And thus it represents something of who I am.  When I set up the blog, I took the opportunity to note quietly (on the About Michael Reddell page) that my first loyalty was…

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