A view from The Economist. Probably not what dear David would expect. . . https://www.economist.com/schools-brief/2020/08/13/what-harm-do-minimum-wages-do
Just as dog-owners are supposed to come to physically resemble their dogs, do political party caucuses come to physically resemble their donors?
Out of idle curiosity, why are these hotels and resorts foreign-owned?
Out of idle curiosity, has anyone ever seen an estimate of the emissions attributable to military aviation vs civil aviation?
Neo-liberals love asset-price inflation. But prefer to keep it out of indices and out of sight generally.
Compared to the amount of money spent so far, dishing out free/subsidized cellphones wouldnt be overly expensive.
Out of idle curiosity, what effect will permanently-armed price have on the prevalence of crime. Will there be fewer burglaries, for example? Or fewer armed criminals? Presumably theres some analytical work been done on the benefits of armed police. Hasn't...
Money talks - political parties listen. Whose money is talking about guns?
I think that it's a little sad to see Mister Bridges get such a hard time. It's been very good of him to stand up and take one for the team until the donors tell the party who their next leader will be. He deserves some recognition, not this constant ...
I know that New Zealand's a small country with a limited talent pool, but surely there are limits. . .
Who are they?
One wonders if George Chapman and Keith Holyoake are turning in their graves or p*ssing themselves laughing.
I don't have a caption, but who are those people? Is it something to do with tailoring?
Who's the young one at the bottom left? Is it Todd Barclays?
It all seems a dreadful failure of the Spanish and Catalunyan politicians. It's a political issue, and the politicians, who are paid to deal with political issues, have manifestly failed to deal with this one. Hopefully they can get their collective ...
The timing just makes me think of 1990.
Out of interest, does anyone know if Seymour's been any good as an electorate MP?
So much fuss, so Public and so close to an election. The Donors will not be happy.
Plastering the face of the running-dog hyena reactionary Trump underneath the glorious hair of the Esteemed Monarch and Glorious Leader is a symptom of utter philosophical degradation and moral decay. Such provocations will lead to results beyond the ...
Its a scandal that you can have a mine blow up, kill the miners, and then make no effort to investigate the cause. In fact spend a lot of time, effort, and money preventing that investigation. Something stinks.
"The last couple of times the dominant world order has changed the process did not go so well." And these were?
Yes. Yes we do. And so we should. If you claim (long and loud) to be a Saint, expect to be told when you ain't. It's a shame really. They actually do have the potential to be "the good guys" that they claim to be.
The US has a very large cotton industry in the south. It is, after all, where they grow the stuff. What the US no longer has is a cotton-processing (textile) industry. It started in the north, moved to the south, then vanished off shore.
I'd always thought that the point of the American Revolution was to stop the man at the top make random arbitrary rules whenever he felt the urge.
Rooting your international reputation for forty million bucks a year* doesn't seem like a good deal from where I sit. More like a formula for ensuring that New Zealand punches below it's weight. .
The point is that it DOESN'T bring money into the country, Red old thing. And was it really, really, truly lack of capital that was the problem with Wynyard? Truly?
"But yes, it means that we in the West will need to give some things up." Which makes it a major problem. We in The West have a political system which is currently based on the political establishment promising to give people things in exchange for power (...
For a look at surveillance, you could do worse than look at China's "Social Credit" system.
That the people involved have no idea how to make any positive or creative use of the data that they have, but are determined to tinker with it anyway, irrespective of the results. Not unlike the recent letter from Westpac NZ to a customer "Dear Asian". ...
Oddly enough, New Zealand isn't unique: http://m.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2056482/sorry-state-housing-and-health-care-our-city-its-no-wonder
Big data meets small minds.