We had an excellent session debating 3 Waters. Jim O’Malley chairman of the Infrastructure Committee at the Dunedin City Council was a vigorous participant. Most of what was discussed is covered in this week’s notes, especially the writing of Brendon Harre which is below.
Feedback from last Tuesday Club session from Ross Milne
A great discussion – perhaps some people have a difficulty with the use of the word neoliberalism which in essence is about the market being able to balance everything. Let’s call it market economics and the 3 Waters proposal is just that. I do believe we have come to the point where we as the Tuesday Club need to raise the volume on the issue.
I’m part of the vaccination team at the CDHB and the power of localism is alive and well. Communities working! Let’s head off to Runnymede because that moment is upon us. Jim was right if you are under 55 you know no different system than the one we have had for the last 40 years. The Govt will not reform anything unless it grasps the reality the economic thinking post GFC.