Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments
Jonathan Pie on why being a socialist is actually a good thing.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, February 19th, 2017 - 27 comments
This week’s Economist looks at the resurgence in the business of the more effective mainstream media in the US. But the effect reaches all the way over here. Even I’m reading more on a the ongoing debacle that is the incompetent Trump White House. Good reporting and perfect reading for the summer season and I suspect that it is impacting all of the blogs at present.
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: 2:32 pm, February 15th, 2017 - 10 comments
Our long Oliver-less nightmare is over.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, February 15th, 2017 - 35 comments
Over in the United States of Trumpsville National Security Advisor to the Trump White House Mike Flynn, who famously said that Hillary Clinton should be locked up for threatening national security by having a private email server, has been sacked for threatening national security and for lying to the vice president.
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: 8:09 am, February 13th, 2017 - 30 comments
In the story that keeps rolling on, Mossack Fonseca founders arrested for money laundering.
Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, February 12th, 2017 - 22 comments
Constructive and positive ‘conservative’ organisations everywhere should be outraged at the way the use of ‘traditional family values’ gets corrupted, and they should be doing more to speak out against it.
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: 1:34 pm, February 10th, 2017 - 42 comments
The stay on Trump’s Muslim Ban is upheld. He took it about as well as you would expect.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, February 10th, 2017 - 33 comments
The Herald informs us that Key is going on the speaking circuit and will go back into finance (not that he ever left). Like John Howard before him, he also intends to carry on chairing the International Democratic Union of right-wing parties. Not a surprise.
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 pm, February 9th, 2017 - No comments
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: 8:30 am, February 9th, 2017 - 109 comments
Ad wonders how left wing Trump supporters are now feeling.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, February 9th, 2017 - 52 comments
With these deep divisions exposed the party is clearly in total disarray.
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, February 5th, 2017 - 45 comments
What to do when your erstwhile ally loses the plot?
Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, February 3rd, 2017 - 31 comments
Compassionate conservatism in action. No wonder English was so tame in his criticism of Trump’s Muslim ban.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, February 1st, 2017 - 6 comments
A touching cartoon message to Bill English on why he should increase New Zealand’s refugee intake.
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, January 31st, 2017 - 14 comments
One border and a world of difference away…
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, January 31st, 2017 - 7 comments
Hope and action are also part of the solution.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 3 comments
The PM may not know where he stands but the Mayor of Wellington does.