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Daily Review 19/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 19th, 2016 - 8 comments
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8 comments on “Daily Review 19/04/2016 ”

  1. Expat 1

    Congrats to the All Blacks for winning “Team of the Year” in Berlin.

  2. Sabine 3

    well done!

    http://www.times.co.nz/front-page-feature/nz-bus-reach-agreement-with-unions.html

    “After six-months of negotiations and bus strikes across Auckland a deal on driver’s and service staff wages and conditions has been reached between public transport operator NZ Bus and the Unions.” Quote end.

  3. Draco T Bastard 4

    Limits Revisited

    Limits Revisited outlines the contents of the Club of Rome’s report, traces the history of responses to it and dispels some of the myths surrounding it. We unravel the arguments that have raged for forty years in its aftermath and explore more recent findings which relate to the original hypothesis.

    There is unsettling evidence that society is still following the ‘standard run’ of the original study – in which overshoot leads to an eventual collapse of production and living standards. Detailed recent studies suggests that production of some key resources may only be decades away.

    Certain other limits to growth – less visible in the 1972 report – present equally pressing challenges to modern society. We highlight, in particular, recent work on our proximity to ‘planetary boundaries’ and illustrate this through the challenge of meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change. We also explore the economic challenge of a ‘secular stagnation’.

    Over use of resources is driving us to collapse.

  4. pat 5

    “The survey, conducted before the details of 11.5m files from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were made public, also found that half of all respondents were prepared to justify unethical behaviour to meet financial targets. This was a greater proportion than the 36% that could justify such behaviour to help a company survive in an economic downturn.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/19/one-in-four-executives-believes-corruption-bribery-rife-uk

    anyone think we are any better here?

    • Draco T Bastard 5.1

      Nope. I actually think we’re worse as we tend to allow corruption when we believe the end to be right.

  5. Wayne 6

    Well it turned out that Penny was not a seer after all.

    But no doubt Bernie is going to go all the way to the Convention. However the maths are now fundamentally against him.

    I imagine his main goal now is to influence the final shape of the Democratic platform, to the extent that actually matters in a presidential election.

    It seems to me that as much as anything, voters seem to make up their minds for the actual presidential election on character issues, and their image of the particular person as the President.

    • adam 6.1

      It’s only 31 delegates. I’d say the maths makes it hard, but people said he was dead before now. So it’s not impossible. Still a few big states to go.

      So I’m not totally convinced Hillary has it in the bag. And please don’t give me the super delegate spin, I know how they work, and till the convention, they don’t mean much of anything – no matter how the USA media want to spin it. So a good win for Hillary. And a good win for the democratic party policy for the exclusion of independent voters in New York. Looking forward to seeing how that plays out.

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