Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, April 27th, 2017 - 10 comments
The US economy may start unravelling when because of rising sea levels boats in Florida are no longer able to clear canal bridges.
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, April 24th, 2017 - 19 comments
Donald Trump’s had his first 100 days ruling his big chunk of the world. Things have changed dramatically from Barack Obama’s time.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, April 16th, 2017 - 9 comments
What books should POTUS read during this most religious of times.
Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, April 5th, 2017 - 15 comments
Because of our our central government’s refusal to build social housing and both NZTA and AT rigorously avoiding urban development integration, the default control of housing supply lies with Australian regulation of New Zealand’s retail banks and their lending.
Written By: - Date published: 2:17 pm, March 29th, 2017 - 3 comments
Last week the main heads of the European Union governments got together to celebrate 60 years since the first declaration in Rome. This is a good time to review if it is still fulfilling its original goals.
Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, March 28th, 2017 - 39 comments
At a time when the United States is reducing its diplomatic capacity and its willingness to enter into International Treaties New Zealand’s willingness to deal with China places it in an almost unique position in the western world.
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, March 26th, 2017 - 26 comments
Peak oil is being talked again with suggestions that it may be only 5 years away. And Saudi Arabia’s Aramco is thinking of starting to divest itself of its petroleum assets.
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, March 25th, 2017 - 111 comments
The Labour-Green Budget Responsibility Rules announcement this week ought to dispel the notion that Labour and the Greens cannot work together.
Written By: - Date published: 7:37 am, March 7th, 2017 - 20 comments
Donald Trump’s recently announced replacement policy in immigration is wrong. And this is why.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 4th, 2017 - 22 comments
2017 will be New Zealand’s eighth election under MMP, over 22 years. With very strong democratically elected governments appearing right across the world digging in for the long term, it’s useful to take a moment for MMP.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, February 24th, 2017 - 25 comments
The Crown is seeking to overturn the Court of Appeal decision obtained by Forest and Bird which is preventing Conservation land in the Hawkes Bay from being used for the controversial Ruataniwha dam.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, February 14th, 2017 - 49 comments
There’s a wonderful fiction still propelling the world that the 21st century will bring an ever-expanding arc of freedom and prosperity to the vast majority of humanity but the reality seems to be anything but.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, February 12th, 2017 - 21 comments
Bloomberg magazine has highlighted how foreign trusts are damaging New Zealand’s reputation and are being used for criminal activity.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 9th, 2017 - 109 comments
Ad wonders how left wing Trump supporters are now feeling.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, February 1st, 2017 - 24 comments
Donald Trump’s attack on human rights is nothing new. American history has many examples of attacks on basic rights.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 14th, 2017 - 19 comments
The lighthouse is a piece of public art recently erected in downtown Auckland. It is to celebrate the institution of the State House and has been paid for by real estate barons.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 10th, 2017 - 17 comments
Mike Pompey is Donald Trump’s chosen head for the CIA. He is someone who believes in the mass collection of all metadata and combining it with all publicly available information. Are we going to see the unprecedented destruction of rights of privacy?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 6th, 2017 - 11 comments
Robert Guyton deserves many thanks for the series of posts he recently wrote for the Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 25th, 2016 - 12 comments
Advantage muses on the meaning of Christmas and how our response to it says a lot about who we are.