Keith Rankin's commentaries in The New Zealand Political Review
Volume 9, 2000:
ISSUE 1: The Millennium Perspective
Looking back far enough to get some feel for the future.
Volume 8, 1999:
ISSUE 4: Economic Internationalism
Internationalisation, globalisation & neomercantilist reality at the eve of APEC.
ISSUE 3: Sweet William's Swansong
a brief analysis of the 1999 Budget.
ISSUE 2: The Prisoners Dilemma
Competition, Cooperation or Deception as economic strategies.
ISSUE 1: A Matter of Principal
Who is 'the Public' that Public Policy should Serve?
Volume 7, 1998:
ISSUE 4: Compulsory Freedom
On Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation and its relevance for New Zealand's economic and social reforms.
ISSUE 4: Riders on the Storm
Review of Brian Easton's In Stormy Seas, a study of New Zealand's post-war political economy.
ISSUE 3: Persuasive Compulsion; why do we pay our taxes?
On the concept of "quasi-voluntary compliance" applied to taxation, work and savings.
ISSUE 2: Revisiting the UBI
On rival views of Universal Basic Income, and bringing together diverse traditions of universal income thought.
ISSUE 1: Self-Interest and the 'War of All against All'
Enlightened versus unsocialised (Hobbesian) self-interest.
Volume 6, 1997:
ISSUE 5: Immanuel Wallerstein on World Revolution
Immanuel Wallerstein on "utopistics"; world systems theory from 1789 to 2050.
ISSUE 4: Teach your Children Well
On the issues behind the 1997 referendum on compulsory retirement savings.
ISSUE 3: Demonic Calculations
On scientific and economic rationalism.
ISSUE 2: An Appropriate Fraction
On tax benefits and social dividends.
ISSUE 1: A Battle of Ideas; Alliance vs. Act on Public Policy
On the differences between economic and business perspectives of sound public policy.
Volume 5, 1996:
ISSUE 3: Investing in Children
On some of the issues raised at the April 1996 Massey (Albany) conference on
"The Multiple Effects of Poverty on Children and Young People: Issues and Answers".
Volume 4, 1995:
ISSUE 5: Why do We Seek so Much Work?
On working harder and longer despite labour-saving technology.
Volume 3, 1994:
ISSUE 5: "Reactionary Rhetoric:
The Strategies of Adversarial Political Economy"; pp.12-15.
ISSUE 4: "Dividing the Cake:
The New Zealand Economy in the 2010s"; pp.16-23.
ISSUE 3: "Dividing the Cake:
Concepts of Class, Justice and Environment for a New Century"; pp.16-24.
ISSUE 2: "Wages, Taxes and the Economic Recovery"; pp.8-12.
ISSUE 1: For the Common Weal; pp.12-15.
On the political economy of John Carruthers, NZ Engineer in Chief, 1871 to 1878.
Volume 2, 1993:
ISSUE 4: "Lies, Damn Lies and the "Spirit of Recovery"'; pp.9-13.
ISSUE 3: "The Means by Which we Live Beyond our Means"; pp.24-28.
ISSUE 2: "Child Support and the Welfare Mess"; pp.11-15.
ISSUE 1: "Are New Zealanders getting Poorer?" (Word version) (PDF version); pp.11-15.
Volume 1, 1992:
November/December: "A 20-year Malaise?".
October/November: "Employment Rates in Australia and New Zealand".
September: Pensions, Money and Mercantilism.
On the effect of the view that money is wealth on our understanding of retirement income.
April: The Universal Welfare State (pdf version). Revised version of
The Universal Welfare State; incorporating proposals for a Universal Basic Income (pdf version).