Thursday, 3 March 2011

Important post-earthquake political debate: who pays?

An important political and ideological debate has started in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake. This debate hinges around a neo-liberal response that will devastate the lives of all grassroots New Zealanders (a case of same policies, same failures), or an alternative people-centred response that makes sure that those most able to pay - the wealthy and big corporates - foot the bill for rebuilding Christchurch. Tax continues to be a key political battleground.

Rob George, a Hamilton-based activist, has entered into this debate in response to an article by NZ Herald business columnist Fran O'Sullivan. Rob's article, Seismic events in Christchurch, food & fuel, can be read on The Standard

No comments: