Several months ago, DownToEarth Kiwi published a video that I did with the founder of well-being economics, Richard Easterlin. The Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, subsequently posted a link to the interview on his Beehive website:
In two minutes, the video summarizes why Labour are almost certain to win the forthcoming election. The two chief concerns on people's minds the past six months have been maintaining their health and keeping their job. On the first, the dominant view is that the virus has been largely successfully kept of NZ. On the second, the wage subsidy scheme greatly lessened most people's fears about losing their job.
The National Party had to argue that on these two crucial issues, namely health and jobs, they had the better plan. It could have been done had some thought gone into it.