People are the heart of the real economy. People work to produce the goods and services, innovate, save and invest. And it is for people that the economy should work to provide our needs. It should enable us to create better lives in terms of our welfare and happiness as individuals, community and wider society.
Last week, the NZ Council of Trade Unions released a second draft of their Alternative Economic Strategy. Sound boring? Actually, the CTU’s document could flag a major leftwards turn by the peak leadership of our union movement.