Colin James writes about the mood at the forthcoming National Conference. Excerpt:
Throw in Bill English’s diversification of how the state does its business, which gives National more of a look than Labour as the party generating modern policy in a changing world. Delegates can celebrate the smaller state they yearn for and moralise about and also feel the cabinet has innovative energy.More
Here's a picture of that "small state" by the way. You can probably chuck on another 4% of GDP for local government spending.
Brookings lists ten economic facts about Cuba such as
7. The average age of the Cuban population will increase from 54.7 today to 67.7 in 2025.Gulp. For context, NZ's median age is around 37.
I wonder if the two things are connected?
Perhaps the percentage of GDP a govt commands predicts the average age of the population!