Tony Alexander a NZ economist writes and researches with clarity and simplicity. Perhaps the best regular insights into key NZ “economic issues” I have ever read!
Tony’s comments matches Mary Holms weekly NZ Herald column with her calm and succinct advice on key” financial issues.”
His free weekly newsletter is a must http://www.tonyalexander.nz/
The Brooking Institution is a USA think tank, this article looks at the problematic area of work for older people and the dream of choosing your own retirement date.
There are at least two embedded assumptions when we equate working longer with choosing to delay retirement: first, that older New Zealanders have jobs from which to retire; and second, that older workers choose the timing of their retirement. Both assumptions were problematic even before the COVID-19 pandemic. They are even more problematic now.
- Kaspanz editor view is the opportunity for older persons work in New Zealand is actually only available for the educated, and compounded for all senior groupings , by rampant age discrimination so entrenched and severe in the market that its almost impossible to surmount. A better employment market is the dream policy goal, but unlikely to be achieved, and don’t start me on the obscenity of Chief Executive pay, which should be the starting point for addressing the huge gap between rich and poor and decreasing the inequality gap.
Calming down here is a 2020 paper on inequality.!https://berl.co.nz/our-pro-bono/inequality-and-new-zealand