Quiet achievers: The New Zealand path to
R G Menzies Essay 1
Pages: 80 pages
Do today’s politicians have the courage to
make hard choices? Or has the furious pace of modern politics put an end to the
age of reform?
In Quiet Achievers, Oliver Hartwich looks
at New Zealand’s record on spending, tax and welfare.
He discovers that while Australia has been
avoiding difficult decisions, the New Zealanders have been silently forging
The R.G. Menzies Essay series is a forum for
enlightened public debate commissioned by the Menzies Research Centre
Oliver Hartwich is Executive Director of The
New Zealand Initiative.
Series Editor: Nick Cater
“A perceptive analysis of the Key
playbook” – Ruth Richardson
“A message that resonates across the
Tasman” – Henry Ergas