Last month, I sent an article to the NZ Herald, checked over by the University's media team, critiquing National Leader Luxon's five point plan for the economy, arguing it was similar to Labour's policies. It was promptly published. It was not liked by National Party MPs.
To promote balanced debate - and a quest for the truth that lies at the centre of academic endeavor - I penned a companion article about how Labour Leader Hipkins has not provided any solutions to address the root cause of our cost-of-living problems - namely NZ's low productivity. Instead his strategy has been to blame others and blame events. He's blamed the Rogernomics reforms of 40 years ago, he's blamed the virus, now he's blaming the weather. The Herald rejected the article.
At least we have you, the readers of this blog, so I will publish it tomorrow here.