I recently spent two great weeks in New Zealand working with nurses in the New Zealand Nurses Organization. New Zealand has a great national, tax supported health care system (more on this in another posting) and nurses have made great strides in the country. Now, however, a new government has been elected and is interested in privatization and marketization. “Productivity” is the new mantra. Here I interview Geoff Annals, chief executive of the New Zealand Nurses Organization about this problematic term.