Saturday, 28 February 2009

Key's job summit

We had John Key's big show of concern yesterday - with no representatives from the left, or Pacific people who will be first to lose jobs. There were lots of men in suits, though.

They had a few ideas about riding out the impending economic storm;
  • A nine day fortnight with subsidised training on the tenth day. (If the training institutions are still there...)
  • Keeping kids in school longer.
  • Building a walking/cycle track the length of NZ for tourism.
  • An equity fund to provide working capital for small businesses.
And so on...

I'd ride the bike trail, and I suppose the e-learning field could benefit from wider training opportunities. Most of it just seems to be pious hopes and hot air, though.

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