Hager, govt power and toadying

Column in NBR today (behind the paywall, sorry).

‘”Company policy” is an awful creation,  a cancer of the character…You can’t outsource common sense or character in such a way. It is a gigantic cop out. And when it comes to governments, such governments have to justify themselves to citizens – not the other way around.

It is not about – to use those hackneyed terms, ”right” vs. “left”.

It is about, in the end, free citizens versus over-reaching, arrogant officialdom.’

http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/hager-toadying-and-company-policy-copout

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