1938 4

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, June 9th, 2013 - 11 comments
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A Sunday feature – each week a random section scanned from a copy of The Standard, September 15th, 1938. Find out more here.

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11 comments on “1938 4”

  1. Clockie 1

    What a cracker of a read. plus ca change, eh?..Thanks for that. I wonder who “Sheldon” was?

    • r0b 1.1

      I found it a bit confused and ranty – but yeah – Shedon wears his heart on his sleeve. Amazing how these 1938 issues are still the same today..

      • mac1 1.1.1

        Including even the bread advert, which says “Susceptibility to disease can be greatly reduced by the quality of nourishment a child receives,” which is so in sync with food in schools.

      • Colonial Viper 1.1.2

        It suggests that 3 generations of Kiwis later, we’re still doing something wrong.

  2. prism 2

    He refers to getting superannuation when 60. So it has already been put up once. I really dislike the idea of putting it up to 70. I think that affordability of elder care could be helped in other ways.

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      I think that affordability of elder care could be helped in other ways.

      Absolutely. If this nation wanted to out of a $200B p.a. economy it could squirrel away another $1B-$2B a year for the Cullen fund. The international banks rip at least that much out of this country on an annual basis, let alone the energy companies and other infrastructure providers.

      Also, there’s the universal minimum income mate, that’ll sort things good.

      • Draco T Bastard 2.1.1

        Yep, a Universal Income would sort things out quite nicely but National don’t like it because people would no longer have to work for others (i.e, be employed) and so rich people would a) have to actually work and produce wealth and b) slowly lose their accumulation of money.

        • Colonial Viper 2.1.1.1

          It has to be done: that fiat/electronic “money” has to be turned into societal wealth while there is still time.

    • Draco T Bastard 2.2

      Actually, he’s mostly pointing out that some people shouldn’t get superannuation in the current economic climate (1930s) because they already have enough, i.e, means testing. He then references insurance as a similar practice. Those people who don’t have fires are subsidising those who do and the same would be true of those people who don’t get superannuation, because they don’t need it, subsidising those who do need it.

      And, yes, the age of eligibility for superannuation has already been put up once before by, IIRC, the 4th Labour government.

  3. prism 3

    So by Labour. How awfully amusing literally.

  4. ghostrider888 4

    That is a very choice selection from the bread of life.

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