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There is no crisis - yeah right




Increasingly I am hearing that this time it is different, the pressures are extreme and the buffers in the system are almost exhausted.  The policy settings we have are not working for everyone, jobs and businesses in the real economy are being threatened and might well be lost.  The some feel mortally threatened the others claim there is no crisis - how can such a difference in view emerge?

I guess it depends on who you talk to.  As an Association we try to talk to all sides of politics, and generally the process works well, different views are exchanged and maybe one side or the other sees the light or not as the case might be.  This interaction is fundamental for development and is a vital part of the political process.

If all you do is talk to people who agree with you confirmation bias becomes confirmation concrete.  In my experience most politicians get out there, almost as happy to talk to those that disagree with them as those who agree with them.  Sadly most but not all; Ministers Brownlee and Joyce steadfastly refuse all our many invitations to front up to our membership: there is no crisis if all the people you talk to say so, but you really need to talk to all the people all the time to have a realistic view.

We will keep on asking.”
 


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