Posts on the economy, work, business, income, and labour
Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, May 25th, 2018 - 4 comments
Being a nimby is the least of Mark Richardson’s problems. His disguised hate speech is harmful to his victims and anyone else in need of help who are left feeling the shame imposed upon them by such careless dialogue.
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, May 24th, 2018 - 20 comments
Is NZ’s fishing industry just a domestic version of the tobacco companies? And how much would that really matter?
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, May 23rd, 2018 - 6 comments
On Thursday 31 May at the University of Auckland, the Fabians are hosting Max Harris on the topic “Is it time for an independent foreign policy?” What would be the costs of a really independent foreign policy, over the benefits of salving our conscience with greater national independence? And where does Trade fit in?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 23rd, 2018 - 13 comments
Sam Stubbs, a longstanding outspoken commentator in New Zealand’s financial industry, continues to advocate for a Royal Commission into banking and insurance.
Written By: - Date published: 5:31 pm, May 21st, 2018 - 130 comments
In a welcome move by Labour to relieve energy poverty on those with fixed, low incomes, all beneficiaries (including pensioners) are to get up to $700 extra automatically over winter.
National obviously hate this.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, May 21st, 2018 - 131 comments
National has made a meal of its first critique of Labour’s budget with a poor performance by Simon Bridges and with four claims about the budget that are clearly wrong but which National keep repeating.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 17th, 2018 - 20 comments
The National Party has recently been on the Government’s case for increasing strikes under their watch. But is that really a fair criticism, and does it jive well with the other things the Opposition has been claiming to value?
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, May 13th, 2018 - 40 comments
This is as good a year as it is going to get to squeeze your employer for a fair wage.
Written By: - Date published: 3:18 pm, May 11th, 2018 - 51 comments
And would you send your child off to a party in a driverless car?
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, May 11th, 2018 - 199 comments
The CTU have commissioned UMR to poll kiwis on their attitude to tax. The vast majority believe that more money is needed to fix infrastructure. And a remarkable number support the imposition of a Tobin Tax.
Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, May 9th, 2018 - 17 comments
It is great that we have a Minister of Social Development who actually has empathy for poor New Zealanders, as shown by her treatment of dog whistle questions in Parliament today.
Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, May 8th, 2018 - 59 comments
National MPs have without notice refused to turn up to the House Committee of Parliament. Should they have their pay docked?
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, May 7th, 2018 - 23 comments
Isn’t it time we at least synchronized the New Zealand budget with the Australian budget?
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, May 4th, 2018 - 14 comments
Thoughts on a resurgent left and a collapsing centre.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 2nd, 2018 - 17 comments
The review into Australia’s banking system really matters to New Zealand and is doing New Zealand an almighty good service.
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, April 30th, 2018 - 76 comments
I’m sure all revealed at Budget 2018, but the financial management of this government is not surefooted.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, April 30th, 2018 - 34 comments
National’s Blue Green conference on the weekend suggests that the party has moved on from outright denial that cliamte change exists to grudging acceptance that it is a phenomenon but “balance” requires that it is tolerated.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, April 25th, 2018 - 94 comments
Some movement on social security (a thing we all deserve)
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 17 comments
Time for the government to pull its head in.