Act and the Mana Party are at opposite ends of the political spectrum and many of their policies are described as extreme.
That isn’t necessarily true of Act and even if it is, many of their policies would work, few if any of Mana’s would.
If Act was able to enact most of its policies it would make New Zealand wealthier.
The problem with this party isn’t where it wants to go but the speed at which it wants to travel and the casualties that would be left in its wake.
Mana’s radical socialist dogma by contrast wouldn’t work. Its policies would result in economic ruin and social chaos.
The problem with this party isn’t just where it wants to go but also that it wants to get there by punishing the productive and sabotaging self reliance.
The irony is that the people who would be hurt the most are the ones it purports to represent. The poor have most to lose from anything which handicaps economic growth and undermines the social safety net on which many of them depend.