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.
Written By: - Date published: 2:35 pm, August 17th, 2018 - 26 comments
With the change in Government and ever increasing costs of construction it appears that the Waimea dam project in Tasman District is going to be scuppered.
Written By: - Date published: 3:55 pm, August 15th, 2018 - 14 comments
It’s time we paid attention to RCEP, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 10th, 2018 - 78 comments
New Zealand seriously needs a water regulator. Something that will show that each catchment can withstand having that much taken out of it, and that it is being sold for a fair price, and ensures everyone has access to beautiful-quality water.
Written By: - Date published: 7:31 am, August 9th, 2018 - 68 comments
We need more radical voices again here. But it’s like MMP has turned us once again into the passionless people. It always looks like “hate speech” when you hate it.
Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, August 6th, 2018 - 2 comments
Google is planning a launch of its eponymous spectacular search engine in which it allows censorship from the Chinese state. Some U.S. politicians aren’t happy about it. Principles are, in the words of the words of my tailor, funny; you loosen a bit here, you loosen a bit there, you find your trousers fall down. […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, August 3rd, 2018 - 20 comments
If you felt like being challenged but can’t quite imagine opening your leftie Facebook after going to Laura Southern, you could always open your minds for another for-profit event with a better class of speakers.
Written By: - Date published: 1:24 pm, July 26th, 2018 - 12 comments
Not everything can be attributed to climate change. But we’re in for a bit of a hit.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 22nd, 2018 - 46 comments
The polls are great. Top work. But I’m getting worried about the entropy of this government already. Matthew Hooten and Karl Marx agree with me.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, July 13th, 2018 - 61 comments
What would happen if the house prices of Auckland, Queenstown, and other centres of very high debt went into substantial and long term decline?
Written By: - Date published: 1:56 pm, July 9th, 2018 - 27 comments
The speed of the growing trade war between the United States and China will hit New Zealand. Our long term diplomatic arc, such that it is, was to follow a modernist impulse set after World War Two: that economic growth and democracy matched deep human impulses for freedom and prosperity together. China has never assented […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, July 6th, 2018 - 31 comments
Dame Margaret Beazley has concluded in her report into Russell McVeagh, New Zealand’s Goldman Sachs, that it has serious problems including instances of excessive drinking and in some instances crude, drunken, and sexually inappropriate behaviour, a failure of governance and pockets of bullying.
Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, June 27th, 2018 - 13 comments
The United States Supreme Court decision to upheld Trump’s travel ban is but the latest example of bad news for international human rights we have had over recent times.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2018 - 74 comments
Germany has one of the very few national-level consciences on world immigration, but that is now under threat. The Trump administration and his allies appear to be actively working to topple Germany’s Angela Merkel in favour of the hard right.