Written By: - Date published: 7:18 am, May 6th, 2016 - 14 comments
It’s a steady attrition, the death of a thousand cuts.
Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, May 4th, 2016 - 148 comments
Keep an eye on the Indiana US primary vote today. Trump has crushed all opposition and Bernie is going to pull off an upset win.
Update: Rumours that Cruz is dropping out of the race! Update: True – Cruz is gone.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 14 comments
National’s budgets are boring affairs, but they will be hoping for some distraction from current events.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, April 30th, 2016 - 45 comments
Or waterways are starting to stink as much as our murky tax havens.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, April 28th, 2016 - 76 comments
Reaction to Key’s land tax has been luke warm at best, with strong calls for more effective action. Labour is promising “a ‘tidal wave’ of big housing reforms”…
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, April 27th, 2016 - 37 comments
A straight 3.5% swap National to NZF looks to me like the impact of the flag fiasco.
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments
NZ under the Key government has hit new depths of ignominy as per capita the world’s biggest climate change cheat. And we plan to keep using the fraudulent “credits” we have purchased.
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 89 comments
“My message to the gangs is clear. This Government is coming after your business and we will use every tool we have to destroy it. We will be ruthless in our pursuit of you and the evil drug you push.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, April 20th, 2016 - 21 comments
The global economy has been stuck in an ongoing crisis since 2008. Printing more money won’t fix it, but it looks like we’re going to try it anyway.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, April 19th, 2016 - 51 comments
Housing is very much in the news again. Short term profit and bugger the consequences!
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, April 18th, 2016 - 111 comments
Gareth Morgan estimates that NZ could be missing out on up to 25% of total income tax because the rich aren’t paying their fair share. What could a government do with an extra $7.5bn a year?
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, April 16th, 2016 - 57 comments
Brighter Future. Cusp of Something Special. Tell it to the newly jobless.
Written By: - Date published: 2:39 pm, April 15th, 2016 - 98 comments
Profit gouging or genuine need?
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 12th, 2016 - 46 comments
Not our PM, the UK’s David Cameron. Our PM is under pressure to do the same, but refuses. He claims that all his taxes are “beyond reporach”. But he has form (TranzRail shares) on lying about his financial affairs.
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, April 11th, 2016 - 281 comments
John Key personally directed the 2011 law change that turned NZ into an attractive tax haven.
It’s part of a complicated context involving his failed plan to turn NZ into a “financial hub”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, April 10th, 2016 - 120 comments
Yesterday The Nation interviewed the Centre for Public Integrity’s Peter Bale about the inevitability of New Zealanders being implicated by the Panama Papers.