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2002
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N147 Thursday, 5 December, 2002
Are We Greedy?
  • Immoral to Enjoy What You Create?
  • Affluence and Individualism Behind Poor Ethics?
  • An Alternate Theory
N146 Tuesday, 26 November, 2002
A Changing Landscape
  • Budget Deal With Progress Party, Budget Still Tight
  • Labour Teaming Up With Left Socialists & Centre Party
  • Labour/Socialists Committed to Expensive Pension Plan
  • Progress Party's Economic Policy Developing
  • A Changing Political Landscape
N145 Wednesday, 13 November, 2002
Boiled or Fried?
  • No Budget Deal With Labour Likely
  • New Labour Demands Harmful for Industry
  • Government Believes in Last-Minute Solution
  • Conservative Government Most Sensible if Crisis on Budget
N144 Friday, 25 October, 2002
Still no Dialogue
  • Budget Negotiations to Continue Monday
  • Solution Unlikely Until Last Minute
  • Speculations Over New Vote of Confidence
  • No Dialogue Over Economic Strategy
N143 Friday, 18 October, 2002
Fix Vs Fix
  • Budget Negotiations Started
  • Progress Party Wants NOK 10 Bn
  • Accepts Budget Balance But Demands Opening for "Import Budget"
  • Progress Party's Economic Philosophy Becoming Clearer
  • Establishment Unwilling to Discuss Specifics
  • Willoch Warns Against Repeating History's Pension Fund Mistakes
N142 Monday, 14 October, 2002
SMCs
  • Danes To Promote Stock in Smaller Companies
  • Supports Theory About Knowledge-Dependent Equity Capital Movements
N141 Friday, 4 October, 2002
It Is Tight
  • Government Holding Back on Spending
  • What Are the Best Fiscal Indicators?
  • Labour Wants Less and More
  • Progress Party Wants More and More
N140 Friday, 30 August, 2002
A Damned Generation?
  • Pension Committee Without Conclusions
  • Petroleum Fund for Pensions - Symbolism Only?
  • One Generation Willing to Pay for Two?
  • Hard to See Viable Alternative to Flat State Pensions
  • Strong Incentives To Stay on Job Longer Required
  • Several Roads to Market-Vitalizing Funds
N139 Monday, 16 September, 2002
Foss Fans
  • Strong OECD Support for Government's Tax Program and "Action Rule"
  • Recommends New Rule Limiting Public Expenditure
  • Vital to Lift Labour Supply and Productivity Growth
  • Wage Development Should be Tied to Productivity
  • Budgeting Should be Multi-Annual
  • More Privatisation and "Money-Follows-the-User" Systems
N138 Friday, 23 August, 2002
Soap
  • Three, Four, Five or Six in Labour's Leadership?
  • At Least Seven Candidates for Open Deputy Leader Office
  • Diversity or Unity?
  • Danish Labour Leader Determined to Modernise
N137 Thursday, 8 August, 2002
Open Conflict
  • Foss Says Tax Cuts Won't Push Interest Rates
  • Bulk of "Oil Money" To Be Used For Tax Cuts
  • Open Conflict Christians/Conservatives Over Tax Policy
  • Christians Working for a Budget Proposal Profiled for Labour?
N136 Monday, 5 August, 2002
Stoltenberg's Strategy - and the Response
  • Stoltenberg Defines Strategy for Road Back to Power
  • First Step: Alliance With Socialist Left Party & Centre Party
  • Second Step: Breaking Up Coalition to Recruit Christians
  • Requirement: No Labour/Government Budget Deal
  • Liberal Top Wants to Bring Socialist Left into Bondevik Coalition
  • Progress Party at 30.6%; Majority Together With Conservatives
  • Where are the Conservative Strategists?
N135 Wednesday, 17 July, 2002
Danger Ahead
  • Sponheim Says 50:50 For Government Crisis
  • "Import Budget" Focal Point in Upcoming Budget Battle
  • What are the Political Ramifications?
  • Hagen's Adjustments Used as New Counter-Argument
N134 Tuesday, 2 July, 2002
Summer Entertainment
  • Political Fretting After Bank Merger & Gas Power Failures
N133 Thursday, 28 June, 2002
Go Back to Sem
  • Majority of Voters Wants Progress Party in Government
  • Bondevik Should Invite Hagen to New Sem Session
  • Vital to Expose Hagen's Dual Strategy
N132 Wednesday, 19 June, 2002
ZigZag
  • Parliament Zigzagging Through State Ownership Policy
  • New Magic Line at 44%
  • Progress Party Now Only Negative to Direct State Ownership
  • Heavy Push for Oil Money Into State Equity Funds
  • Expensive Deal To Avoid Massive "Structure Fund"
  • Further Privatisation Through Alliances Only For Hydro, Telenor, Statkraft, Kongsberg Group How to Deprive the Progress Party of Political Initiative
N131 Wednesday, 12 June, 002
New Solar Evidence
  • New Study Indicates 100,000-year Solar/Climate Cycle
  • Confirms Earlier Observations of Shorter Cycles
  • Precautionary Principle Must Be Applied For All Risks
  • Non-Anthropogenic Dominance Requires Adaption Strategy
  • A Challenge for Norway, the Spearhead?
N130 Wednesday, 5 June, 002
Witness for the Defence
  • Economists Argue For Petroleum Fund Policies
  • Warnings Against Rent Seeking; Dutch Disease
  • Suggestion: Capital Transfers To All Norwegians (Alaska Model)
N129 Monday, 27 May, 002
Blind Faith
  • Parliament Has Ratified Kyoto
  • Committee Majority Calls For "New Industrial Activities, Independent of Oil"
N128 Monday, 27 May, 002
Copy Cat
  • Labour, Progress Party, Socialists Join for Increased Expenditure
  • Hagen Copying Bondevik's 1983 Strategy
  • Part of Crooked Road to Government Power
  • Strategy Has to be Tempered at Crossroads like Revised State Budget
  • Will Hagen Go For the Best Long-Term Option?
N127 Wednesday, 15 May, 002
Financial Freedom - Or Not?
  • Government, Labour To Earmark Petroleum Fund for Pensions
  • Government, Not Labour, Opens for Private Funds
  • Relabelling Cosmetics Only, to Protect Politicians from Themselves
  • Is It Sensible to Limit Freedom of Financial Action?
  • Does "The New Economy" Invalidate Conventional Wisdom?
N126 Tuesday, 14 May, 002
Political Mercenaries
  • 43% of MPs Would Consider Becoming Lobbyists
  • There is a Better Option
N125 Friday, 3 May, 002
Courageous
  • Government Discards Unrealistic and Expensive Regional Policy
N124 Monday, 22 April, 2002
First Six Months
  • Government Celebrates Six Months in Office
  • Tax and Environment Still Highlights
N123 Monday, 22 April, 2002
Privatization
  • Major Privatization Program Confirmed
  • Hydro, DnB, Telenor, Kongsberg Down to 34%, Raufoss to Zero
  • Problem is Lack of Norwegian Investors
  • Fiscal Issues Left to Skauge Commission
  • Long Wait for Pension Funding Proposal
N122 Friday, 19 April, 2002
Not Insignificant
  • Acquisition Act To Be Repealed
  • First Major Deregulation From New Government
  • May Reduce Discount on Norwegian Stock
  • Other Controls Will Remain In Force
N121 Friday, 5 April, 2002
The Self-Trap
  • Government Wants Parliament to Ratify Kyoto Before Summer
  • National Quota System Based on 20% Below 1990
  • No Payment to Government for Quotas
  • No Discussion About Fundamentals or IPCC System's Self-Trapping Nature
N120 Tuesday, 12 March, 2002
Bad and Old
  • Progress Party Wants Tax Policy Into Wage Negotiations
N119 Tuesday, 26 February, 2002
Same Old Tale
  • Gjedrem Assumes Petroleum Tax Equals Capital Replacement
  • Weak Argument Against "Foreign Expense Budget"
  • More Creativity Expected from Central Bank CEO
N118 Monday, 18 February, 2002
The Worried Winner
  • Labour Tumbling Further, Now #3 Party
  • Jagland On Crusade for Socialism after His Withdrawal
  • Stoltenberg Passive and Defensive, But Unchallenged - For Now
  • Why Doesn't the Victor Act Victorious?
  • Look Out For the Deputy Leader Candidates
N117 Monday, 11 February, 2002
Skauge Commission
  • Tax Commission's Mandate Opens Possibilities
  • Removing the Top Tax the Logical Conclusion
  • Commission Needs to Go Further than Denmark for Modern Advice
N116 Wednesday, 6 February, 2002
Zealots
  • Industry Wants to Maintain Gas Power Option
  • Government Playing Poker Against a Winning Hand
  • CO2 Sequestration Meaningless With Low Quota Price
  • Will Labour Agree to Spend Billions?
N115 Thursday, 24 January, 2002
Good Policy Turned Bad
  • OSE Director Says Parts of Petroleum Fund Created in Norway
  • Finance Minister Unwilling to Discuss Fund Policy
N114 Friday, 18 January, 2002
Calling for a Third Man
  • Labour Leadership Battle Continues
  • Media-Supported Search for Third Man Starting
N113 Thursday, 10 January, 2002
Norway and Europe
  • To Debate or Not to Debate
  • Hard to Keep Track of Motives
  • It's All Up to the "Old No" Camp
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