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Treasury Should Sell Interest Free Bonds To Reserve Bank Not Borrow Overseas

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 6:45 am | Deidre Kent

The Government should avoid borrowing from overseas banks and should simply create its own money to navigate the economic turbulence caused by coronavirus, says the Chair of an educational trust promoting economic resilience. “If the Government ... More >>

New Economics Party to have Unconference in Otaki

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:49 am | Deidre Kent

About 20-25 people will be gathering in Otaki over Queens Birthday weekend for an “unconference” on designing a thriving post fossil fuel economy. More >>

Don't sell Government land in central Christchurch

Saturday, 7 February 2015, 10:15 am | Deidre Kent

Land in the Eastern and Southern Frames in Christchurch should not be sold to developers but should be leasehold and leases auctioned off to the highest bidder, according to the New Economics Party. More >>

Banks and governments are responsible for housing crisis

Friday, 13 September 2013, 9:23 am | Deidre Kent

Banks stand to gain billions not just from the rising price of Auckland houses but also from the eventual and inevitable crash, according to New Economics Party spokesperson Deirdre Kent. More >>

New book: Healthy Money Healthy Planet

Friday, 3 June 2005, 10:27 am | Deidre Kent

Deirdre's new book is published and can be ordered now! "Deirdre Kent's book should be read by everyone concerned about social justice and the survival of the planet and humanity." Prue Hyman, Victoria University Healthy Money, Healthy Planet offers ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Common Currency – The ANZAC Dollar?

Tuesday, 12 February 2002, 10:24 am | Deidre Kent

During the late nineties, there began a debate in New Zealand about the merits of adopting an ANZAC currency. In April 2000 neoliberal economists Arthur Grimes, Frank Holmes and Roger Bowden provided fresh impetus when they published a book entitled ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Japanese Health Care Currency

Tuesday, 29 May 2001, 10:43 am | Deidre Kent

When Finance Minister Michael Cullen delivered his Budget Speech the other day I couldn't help thinking how we could so effortlessly introduce a scheme like the Japanese Health Care Currency thus alleviating a very bleak health expenditure situation. More >>

Eco-Economy: Interest Free Council Loans Possible

Friday, 27 April 2001, 1:48 pm | Deidre Kent

Ratepayers continue to suffer because local authorities are paying interest on their loans for essential capital works when they could be getting this money interest free from the Reserve Bank. More >>

Eco-Economy: Why have we lost social capital?

Thursday, 8 March 2001, 11:17 am | Deidre Kent

My partner and I are now in the process of starting a neighbourhood e-mail group which will hopefully improve the quality of life for people in our street. The plan is that we will supplement the Internet with some real life interactions to build ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Banking Reform Letter to Dominion

Friday, 15 September 2000, 12:47 am | Deidre Kent

If more trade is the answer, what was the question? Worldwide trade has increased sixteen times since the Second World War but we have still not solved the problem of the prosperity of all trading nations. More >>

Eco-Economy: Economics in Environmental Campaigns

Tuesday, 29 August 2000, 9:12 am | Deidre Kent

I have been given a certain amount of latitude with my speech, and I understand the focus for this session is ‘Using Different Tactics: Business and Behaviour.’ I have also been asked to challenge you. So here we go. More >>

Eco-Economy: Job machine misses great opportunity

Monday, 10 July 2000, 9:47 am | Deidre Kent

Jim's job machine won't work. So disappointing, such an oppportunity for regional development, but just the wrong model! The publicity so far omits all mention of the best banking models for financing small businesses and it looks unfortunately ... More >>

Why we have compulsory devotion to economic growth

Wednesday, 24 May 2000, 10:05 am | Deidre Kent

Last week the ritual worship of ‘economic growth’ continued unabated, and few ever stop to ask if we are really better off, or whether in a finite world we can actually have perpetual growth. More >>

Opinion: Try taking back the power to issue money

Friday, 12 May 2000, 3:34 pm | Deidre Kent

Jim Anderton, Minister of Economic Development doesn’t want Don Brash, Governor of the Reserve Bank, to raise interest rates to ‘slow down’ the economy. Anderton says high interest rates attract money away from investment and jobs. More >>




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