Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Government appointments to boards

Over at Kiwiblog, David Farrar is getting upset about Phil Goff getting upset about the current government not renewing the terms of several Labour appointed member of boards of state controlled companies. Now David has a point about the hypocrisy that Goff is displaying here, but the problem seems to me to be that governments make these appointments in the first place.

Here's a simple answer to the problem of government appointments to state boards: privatise the companies. That way there will be no appointments for governments to make and the whole problem will go away.

3 comments:

PC said...

Paul, If your "Government appointments to broads" rule was followed, that would at least have ruled out Paula Rebstock's reign at the Communist Commission . . . but I suspect you have a week typo there. :-)

Paul Walker said...

Glad you spotted my deliberate error there PC!! Shows you have been paying attention. Fixed.

Sean said...

A solution unmatched in its simplicity!