Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, July 11th, 2018 - 179 comments
It’s a principle.
Written By: - Date published: 11:29 am, June 13th, 2018 - 32 comments
If the political class think liberalism has failed, then why is it that the process of killing off NZ Post is approaching completion?
Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, June 12th, 2018 - 45 comments
Liberalism was meant to be the New World Order and even (so the briefly celebrated Fukiyama reckoned anyway) an End to History. Big stuff then. But it seems the placid and complacent consensus is fraying round the edges.
Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, May 30th, 2018 - 30 comments
Quietly mulling on the difference between foreign interference (malign) and influence (benign).
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: 11:09 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 27 comments
A personal perspective on the repercussions of the government’s current approach to Social Work and Social Workers.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, April 21st, 2018 - 26 comments
The conclusion that I am left with is the bureaucrats have once again gained control of the social work profession and want to manage social work and social workers under a neoliberal managerialist ideology.
Kieran O’Donoghue, Associate Professor in Social Work, Massey University
Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, March 19th, 2018 - 37 comments
Facebook, Putin, poisoning and Ghouta have all given fairly extensive media coverage of late. Nothing much on Afrin. Afrin has just fallen to terrorists backed by Turkey.
Update: the photo used for this post is of the The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA), who are part of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces fighting in Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, February 11th, 2018 - 154 comments
Can politics deliver?
Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, January 13th, 2018 - 89 comments
Caring and heartless.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 pm, November 29th, 2017 - 24 comments
Hi. I’m Enzo (yes that’s my real name) and I write for The Standard now. Just thought I should introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my background – so hopefully it doesn’t become A THING. No, I have not defended war criminals in Rwanda, secretly taped staff members in an electorate office, […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, October 28th, 2017 - 62 comments
The predictable reactions of regional and world leaders.
Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 95 comments
Let’s talk about NZ Labour – hopefully the party that heads up the next government of New Zealand.
I’d say it’s undeniable that there’s a general mood for change in NZ society and that NZ Labour have somewhat ridden on the back of that sentiment.
But does it end well?
Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, September 20th, 2017 - 83 comments
Because we need to knock Liberalism on the head.
Written By: - Date published: 6:02 pm, August 30th, 2017 - 17 comments
Liberals depart and Liberals tank.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, August 11th, 2017 - 69 comments
In the interests of keeping it simple, an obvious fact or two and a basic proposition.
Written By: - Date published: 3:29 pm, August 1st, 2017 - 50 comments
Well, now they have them. But…
Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, July 7th, 2017 - 212 comments
Disentangling the veritable plate of spaghetti that’s been set before us this election.