Welcome to Brian Easton’s Website

I am an independent scholar especially interested in New Zealand. My writings and research are especially concerned with its economics, history, politics, sociology and culture.

This website is to make more available some of my writings and the research which underpins them. Because there is an enormous backlog, only some of the material is available.

My weekly Pundit is here. Some are also on this website. 

Web items on Not in Narrow Seas

For Reviews of Not in Narrow Seas see here.

The latest posts are:

Fridays with Jim (September 2021)

In Praise of the Viennese School of Economics (June 2021)

Articles on Behavioural Economics by Brian Easton (May 2021)

Where Is the Health System Going? (May 2021)

Where Has the Health System Come From? (May 2021)

Book review: Brian Easton on Mary Holm (April 2021)

Introduction to Stout Research Centre Seminar (April 2021)

A Proposal for an Earnings-Related Redundancy Insurance Protection (April 2021)

Notes on ‘Rentier Capitalism’ (April 2021)

Designing a The Primary Macropolicy Wellbeing Indicator (March 2021)

A Brief History of the Māori Economy: How Things Change (February 2021)

Review of Economists at War: by Alan Bollard (January 2021)

Sailing in a New Direction (November 2020)

Writing Not in Narrow Seas (September 2020)

Good and Faithful Servant: Jas McKenzie 1939-2020 (August 2020)

Hinges of History: After Covid-19? (June 2020)

Book Puts Farming in the Centre of New Zealand History (June 2020)

Pundit Columns on Covid Crisis (May 2020)

Entering a Post-Literacy World (May 2020)

Debunking the Egalitarian Myth. (May 2020)

‘Introduction’ to Not in Narrow Seas.  (April 2020)

Muddled Thinking About RNZ (February 2020)

Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand (January 2020)

On Bill Rosenberg (December 2019)

Norm Thomson: 1934-1994 (November 2019)

Engaging with Alan Duff (September 2019)

Notes on Social Costs (August 2019)

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill (July 2019)

What Happened to Egalitarian New Zealand? (June 2019)

What is Meant by Wellbeing? (May 2019)

Up in the Clouds (May 2019)

Ian Francis Shirley (April 2019)

The Macroeconomic Implications of the Public Finance Act (April 2019)

Eyewitness on the 1966 Wool Shock (March 2019)

New Zealand’s 9/11: Unity in Diversity (March 2019)

New Zealand’s Methane Cloud (March 2019)

Census Mess Can Be Resolved with a New One in 2021 (March 2019)

Being a Health Economist (February 2019)

Brexit: A View from Down Under (January 2019)

Poverty and the Statistician (December 2018)