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Daily Review 15/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 15th, 2016 - 11 comments
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11 comments on “Daily Review 15/04/2016 ”

  1. millsy 1

    No mention of Bill English’s comments on The Daily Blog? Thought Bomber would be all over this like a rash. Instead we get crickets chirping.

    • gsays 1.1

      millsy, to be fair the waatea news segment wouldn’t just produce itself let alone the articles that are written.
      not what i would call chirping crickets.

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    Greenland sees early ice sheet melt

    A weather system is bringing warm temperatures to Greenland and funnelling lots of warmer-than-normal rain up from the south.

    Scientists said that this is part of a natural weather system, but man-made climate change has worsened it.

    “Things are getting more extreme and they’re getting more common,” said NASA ice scientist Walt Meier.

    Greenland’s ice sheet melting is one of the more visible and key signs of man-made global warming from the burning of fossil fuels because it is causing seas to rise, and putting coastal areas at risk, Meier said.

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    ‘Helicopter money’ – why economists are now thinking the unthinkable

    These strategic failures are causing more and more policymakers to think the unthinkable: a targeted monetary approach that deals with demand deficiency directly. Future rounds of quantitative easing it is argued, should, within clear constraints, boost the economy directly, through the use of “helicopter money”. Helicopter money is an idea originally promoted by the economist Milton Friedman.

    Sometimes dubbed “people’s QE”, it would allow central banks to create money out of thin air and channel cash into the economy directly via consumers, small businesses and investors rather than indirectly through “conventional QE”. In effect, its use would be an acceptance that it is possible to expand public spending – under certain circumstances – without taxation or borrowing.

    We could call this ‘helicopter money’ a UBI.

  4. swordfish 4

    UK Labour leads Tories by 3 points in latest YouGov Poll for The Times.

    Recent YouGovs…………………….Lead

    Latest (11-12 April 2016) ……..Labour by 3
    March 2016………………………….Labour by 1
    Late Feb 2016………………………Tories by 7
    Early Feb 2016……………………..Tories by 10
    January 2016………………………..Tories by 9
    December 2015……………………Tories by 10
    Late Nov 2015………………………Tories by 11
    Mid Nov 2015……………………….Tories by 9

    Just in time for the all-important UK May Local body Elections … Blairites / Brownites and a whole swathe of the British Establishment hoping to see the Corbyn-led Party do particularly badly.

    • adam 4.1

      Corbyn got lucky with all the third-way Muppets walking.

      When labour wipe the floor in the local body elections, I think we can safely call time on the idiocy call third-way. Third-way politics is what you get when you have sociologist not willing to have a life when they are undergraduates.

      • Colonial Viper 4.1.1

        Third way types like Shearer and Pagani aren’t going anywhere. Between them and the careerists, Labour ain’t going anywhere.

    • Ad 4.2

      The left could sure do with some hope right now.

      It’s been a depressing decade.

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