Wickham: Strange Owen move
That was how political scientist Peter Wickham described the admission by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur that he would be part of the National Council of Economic Advisers being put together by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler.
However, economist Professor Michael Howard (below) has given the thumbs-up to Arthur’s acceptance.
Wickham told the DAILY NATION he was “surprised” Arthur was selected because of the “manner in which they have related to him and the manner in which he has related to them”.
He dismissed out of hand that Arthur was picked because of his economic expertise. (MB/TS)
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