Posts Tagged ‘alliterative titles’

Criticising car corporation charity

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, April 2nd, 2009 - 19 comments

Here’s why Fickle Cycle is rapidly becoming the best New Zealand blog focussed on international issues: I wasn’t impressed with December’s car industry bail-outs in the US and I’m not any happier with the latest round. I have a fundamental issue with giving money to these corporations whose primary interest is collecting profit. The US […]

Regurgitating rubbish

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, April 2nd, 2009 - 10 comments

On his blog Colin Espiner rejects the argument that National’s tax cuts are “unfair because they give more to those who earn more” saying “I’m afraid that’s the nature of progressive taxation”. That’s what National politicians say too. It’s wrong. There are infinite tax cuts one could devise that don’t give more to the well off. Cut the […]

Sinking shipping is stupid

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, March 26th, 2009 - 9 comments

Toad’s post on coastal shipping deserves re-posting: Coastal shipping is the most energy efficient means of moving freight. A ship consumes 75 – 80 percent less fuel than a truck per tonne hauled. It’s just got to be the way to go. The United States finally seems to be seeing this. A Bill before the […]

Righties rise in revolution re: retrospective law

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, March 25th, 2009 - 13 comments

No, wait, they didn’t. Idiot/Savant from No Right Turn explains: Back in 2006, the (then-Labour) government passed the Appropriation (Parliamentary Expenditure Validation) Bill, which retrospectively validated Parliamentary Services expenditure in the wake of a nonsensical, retrospective reinterpretation by the Auditor-General. The rabids in the sewer (and some supposedly outside it) preached revolution. Today, the (now-National) […]

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