Posts on the economy, work, business, income, and labour
Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, February 28th, 2017 - 175 comments
Some folks Bill knows are telling him stuff and he’s basing immigration policy on it. The facts say otherwise. Bill English is full of shit and it’s time that more media called him on it.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, February 27th, 2017 - 52 comments
The Government’s estimate of the extent of the housing crisis has recently been shown to be totally out of touch and to add further pathos it is counting kiwi families urgently housed in motels in tourism statistics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 27th, 2017 - 55 comments
I’m used to hearing some pretty pathetic excuses out of the National government. But this will really take some beating.
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, February 26th, 2017 - 114 comments
With the right in ascendancy throughout the Western World what does the left do to change this?
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, February 25th, 2017 - 93 comments
Being tenants in our own country is starting to look like the good old days.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 25th, 2017 - 147 comments
Water is both the front line and the rallying cry.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, February 21st, 2017 - 30 comments
The living wage rises, and an odd argument for abolishing the minimum wage.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 8 comments
We sometimes give employers a bit of a hard time on this blog, so it’s nice to occasionally celebrate a good one. Dunedin gaming company Rocketwerkz is in the headlines for all the right reasons.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, February 20th, 2017 - 46 comments
As Finance Minister Bill English effectively ruled out tax cuts, but it’s election year, and so of course the Nats can’t help but trot out their one-trick election pony again.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 19th, 2017 - 15 comments
The Standard’s inaugural book club looks at E. F. Schumacher’s sustainability classic.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, February 18th, 2017 - 60 comments
With former adversaries USA and Russia now the best of friends and with China now emerging again as the preeminent economy in the world the question is will the transition of power be handled smoothly?
Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, February 17th, 2017 - 97 comments
Andrew Little’s announcement yesterday in Gisborne of Labour’s pledge of up to $20million to build a prefabricated timber plant there is a much-needed boost to the area and a sign that Labour’s 100,000 new house pledge first made by David Shearer in 2012 has legs.
Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, February 16th, 2017 - 34 comments
The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1972. It’s now 2017 and it’s never been enforced. It’s time to ‘Treat Her Right’.
Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, February 16th, 2017 - 121 comments
Another blow to Dunedin.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 16th, 2017 - 34 comments
It seems almost inevitable that the recent fires in Canterbury and the Hawkes Bay are the result of climate change and the harbingers of things to come.
Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, February 14th, 2017 - 12 comments
If Auckland as a city wish to retain representative samples of our past, then we should concentrate on how to preserve those rather than trying to deny the migration that increases its population by something like 50 thousand people per year. This is a working city – not a museum.
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: 12:31 am, February 14th, 2017 - 106 comments
There has been an unfortunate trend developing in recent weeks, of negatively labelling people who dare to have a different opinion on equality to the labeller, as identarian. This description is something to be appreciated in these times when dark forces appear to be on the rise again.
Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, February 12th, 2017 - 150 comments
The former Police Association president has been confirmed as a Labour’s candidate for Wellington’s Ōhāriu electorate.
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: 9:00 am, February 11th, 2017 - 9 comments
If you didn’t catch up with this in The Herald this week – Under The Bridge – you should take a look now. An excellent piece of long-form journalism.
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 pm, February 9th, 2017 - Comments Off on Prof John Quiggin – After Reform, What Comes Next?
University of Queensland Professor John Quiggin, author of Zombie Economics, will speak on this topic for the Fabian Society in Wellington on Monday 13th and Auckland Thursday 16th of this month. All welcome, details and registration inside. Will be interesting.
Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, February 8th, 2017 - 13 comments
Solid Energy trucks have refused to cross the picket line at Pike River this morning after the families set up effigies of their dead men.
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, February 8th, 2017 - 61 comments
“The absence of any meaningful progress in reducing child poverty rates over the past decade—and the lack of interest by Government in using welfare and income support programmes to do so—points to wilful indifference toward the long-term personal and social impacts of this avoidable harm.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 7th, 2017 - 78 comments
Some time in the next 12 months it is likely that the forgone dividend payments and loss in share value from the Power Company shares and Air NZ share sale will be greater than the amount received, only three years after the sale.