Former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Don Brash has been one of New Zealand’s leading economic policy advisors. Don served as the leader of both the National and ACT party. He is currently a spokesperson for Hobson’s Pledge, a trust established to promote the fact that we are all one people who ought not to be divided along racial lines.
Rodney and Don examine the recent history of economics and inflation in New Zealand. They deliberate upon the intricate web of interlinking factors which must be addressed within the context of strong, bipartisan governance in order to bring inflation back down.
There has been significant backlash against Hobson’s Pledge. Don was subjected to cancel culture when he was banned from speaking at Massey University in 2018. In a feat of characterisation acrobatics, he promotes racial equality but is labelled a racist as a result. Don describes how we live in an age of ‘politics by pigmentation,’ where free speech, debate, education, and history are all distorted along lines of the racial divide.