Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 10th, 2018 - 38 comments
With a vote on the Brexit deal soon and with defeat a distinct possibility both Labour and the Conservatives need a Plan B and they need it inside 48 hours.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, December 7th, 2018 - 11 comments
The Government is planning changes to the Reserve Bank Act to require it to seek full employment. Maybe it is time for a dramatic change to its powers so that it has the regulatory powers to properly deal with the Australian banks.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 5th, 2018 - 65 comments
It’s likely that Labour’s new Child Poverty Reduction Bill will get through its third reading by the end of this year.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 27th, 2018 - 50 comments
It’s high time this government woke up to the intelligence gathering capacity and ambition of China in New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 17th, 2018 - 164 comments
So what if Labour decides to go ahead with its capital gains tax? What happens to the equity of the remaining middle class? What happens to the equity of those who were brought in under KiwiBuild?
Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, November 12th, 2018 - 146 comments
It is time for the Government to down the electricity corporates and regulate them in the interests of the citizen.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, November 7th, 2018 - 101 comments
The US mid term election results are due out today and should start to appear after 12 pm NZT.
Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, October 31st, 2018 - 96 comments
Yesterday the government announced that it was reversing the previous government’s decision to kill off the electric trains. The decision is one of many recently made that suggests that the future of rail is bright.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, October 17th, 2018 - 21 comments
Saudi Arabia is preparing to admit that the U.S. resident and investigative reporter did indeed die in their embassy in Turkey.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, October 15th, 2018 - 53 comments
New Zealand is now getting truckie protests about fuel prices reminiscent of the first term of the Helen Clark government. This is no doubt the start of many protests to come from truckie and consumer alike.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 10th, 2018 - 36 comments
There is a long a proud history of musicians adding their weight to the Democratic cause in the United States, but Taylor Swift’s recent action is about as on-message as you can get.
Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, October 8th, 2018 - 113 comments
It would fit the karma of a leftie universe if the United States was now suffering from its political choices. But it’s the reverse: the United States economy is roaring and President Trump is starting to be rewarded for delivering what he promised.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, September 16th, 2018 - 132 comments
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to give a big speech today. I’m hoping for something that gives some kind of plan, common purpose, and sense of direction.
Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, September 11th, 2018 - 32 comments
Ten years ago this week massive financial businesses in the United States started collapsing. How has the world recovered from this?
Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, September 6th, 2018 - 27 comments
For a country the size of Melbourne, we have a ridiculously complex state, and this layer of accountablility is largely a complete waste of our taxpayer money and degrades our agency as citizens. Can we do better?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 4th, 2018 - 67 comments
This new government is almost perfectly replicating the burn cycle of a startup business.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 28th, 2018 - 16 comments
Norway’s recycling policies are that good that it is in serious need of more rubbish.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 25th, 2018 - 37 comments
What are the implications for New Zealand’s climate change policies of Australia’s change of Prime Minister?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 22nd, 2018 - 64 comments
The pope missed a great recent chance to state that accused abusers should be walked to the nearest Police station, make written statements, face trial, hopefully jailed, then defrocked, and excommunicated.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 21st, 2018 - 22 comments
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing a law change that would require US corporations to consider its workers and community in company decisions and prevent political donations from being made unless 75% of shareholders agreed.