Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, February 19th, 2019 - 72 comments
The Government has indicated that it will seek to tax digital companies from overseas.
Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, February 7th, 2019 - 226 comments
It was sure refreshing to see the current head of the National Party saying on Waitangi Day that teaching of New Zealand history should be compulsory in the New Zealand curriculum.
Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, January 28th, 2019 - 61 comments
Every day it’s getting harder to even wake up and hear of the latest outrage to political decency in the United States.
Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, January 24th, 2019 - 110 comments
There’s an ad campaign that says “New Zealand is doing Australia better than Australia is”, and recommends federation of New Zealand with Australia and Jacinda being the first Prime Minister. Maybe it’s time.
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, January 23rd, 2019 - 108 comments
Why is it that right now some countries can have weak governments and the economies just surge ahead? Why is political agency shearing away from economic change?
Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, January 18th, 2019 - 103 comments
What if Brexit is not a threat to democracy as a system of government or a threat to liberal values? And what if it is an example of British democracy’s best modern exemplars to the world of institutionalised democracy and the rule of all under the law since universal franchise was first granted?
Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, January 9th, 2019 - 28 comments
President Trump is preparing the ground to use the State of the Union address to declare that the Congress delaying funding of the wall on the Mexican-U.S. boundary is a national emergency.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, January 2nd, 2019 - 4 comments
The Standard is branching into new territory with a film review of the movie the Favourite.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, December 26th, 2018 - 68 comments
It’s going to be a strong year for democratic politics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 22nd, 2018 - 114 comments
What will happen in 2019?
Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, December 17th, 2018 - 23 comments
Nearly 200 nations agreed to the accord in Poland over the weekend. And the goal is to seek to limit global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.
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: 8:55 am, December 1st, 2018 - 3 comments
A new Privacy law is in the process of being enacted. But in a world where privacy breaches are rampant and the consequences potentially devastating will it be enough?
Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, November 24th, 2018 - 71 comments
The government has just announced the creation of the most massive and powerful housing and land development agency that we have ever seen.
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: 8:32 am, November 16th, 2018 - 19 comments
In Yemen right now, children are living in the worst humanitarian crisis we have seen in the last 100 years.
Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, November 7th, 2018 - 39 comments
What can we take from the US mid term election results?
Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, November 3rd, 2018 - 153 comments
Some notes from Ad about the Labour conference currently being held in Dunedin.
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.