October 16th, 2000
To the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand:
A week ago I published an open letter to you expressing my concern with the state of the country’s economic condition. Your response was that my comments were irrelevant and out of your control. I and many other New Zealanders who contacted me beg to differ. I have no political axe to grind. The suggestions outlined below could be adopted as your own.
The questions are
These policies have not been found to be successful in the long run in the economies with which we compete.
It's not where we are at that is important, nor who is to blame; it's where we are heading that has caused a loss of confidence.
Here are some specific considerations for serious debate. On some the Government may already have initiatives, but none should be dismissed out of hand.
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Overall, how do you feel about John Carr's second letter to the Prime Minister?