Gerry Brownlee’s response to David Shearer’s desire to emulate Finland has caused a bit of a stir.
As is usual in such stoushes, emotion beats facts, but Federated Farmers has the numbers to prove sheep beat Nokia:
@FedFarmers @ChrisKeall ‘More money selling a Nokia than a couple of sheep’? Nokia lost €954m in Q4 and sales were down 31%. C/W http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/imports_and_exports/OverseasMerchandiseTrade_HOTPFeb12.aspx
Hat tip: Offsetting Behaviour