Donovan Dowie

  • Energy: We are barking up the wrong tree

    The national debate on energy has largely taken place in an atmosphere of ignorance and self-interest. The result has been that there continues to be no real intelligent leadership emerging which will take the country on a path of medium to long term rational energy utilization. The first issue...
  • Is Democratic Socialism an Oxymoron in the 21st Century?

      Traditional economists misunderstood the nature of economic ‘laws’ when they equate them to the laws of the physical sciences such as chemistry and physics.                                                 …Donovan Dowie One of the reasons I became an economist was due to the misguided notion that the economist was like the doctor for...
  • Rent Seeking, Corruption, And Managing The People’s Assets

      The sale of the Rooms on the Beach property has again refocused the public discourse on the management of the country’s finite resources and the underlying questions of special interest, value for money, undue influences and the possible questions of corruption. The specific case of Rooms on the...