Posts Tagged ‘choice’

Final hours for submission on voluntary euthanasia

Written By: - Date published: 1:08 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 1 comment

The end of today is the last chance to make a submission to Parliament on voluntary euthanasia.

Inequality is a choice

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 10th, 2015 - 64 comments

Inequality is a choice. It isn’t a choice made by individuals, it is a choice made by governments. Check out Joseph Stiglitz’s new book Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity.

The Carbon or the Swag?

Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, December 12th, 2013 - 42 comments

So many choices! What’s a body to do?

NRT: A surfeit of caution

Written By: - Date published: 6:26 pm, July 18th, 2013 - 28 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on Street’s End of Life Choice Bill.

Birth Control

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 pm, May 8th, 2012 - 83 comments

At first glance it seems strange to have Sue Bradford, a former Green MP, against what is a very ‘green’ policy – free contraception. But she has a point when she talks about beneficiaries feeling forced into sterility they don’t want. Meanwhile, what’s with the right’s obsession with targeting women having babies while on a benefit?

Contraception debate

Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, May 8th, 2012 - 95 comments

The Government is planning to offer free long-term contraception for beneficiaries and their daughters.  At one level its a sensible idea.  But it comes with too much baggage attached.  The Nats have already made such a mess of it that they can’t make this proposal with any credibility.

The “Choice” Mantra

Written By: - Date published: 2:47 pm, December 16th, 2010 - 35 comments

The Right often espouses the mantra of “choice”.  How we do better if we leave things up to the private sector, so we can all get what we want, instead of forcing us into the same solution.

Choice is great for ice-cream, but I don’t think it’s great for government services.

Choices are becoming clear

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, April 29th, 2010 - 39 comments

The choices between Labour and National are becoming clearer by the day. Next election the public is going to be offered two very different futures for New Zealand. Not between Labour and a dissembling “Labour Lite”, but between Labour and the true National agenda exposed.

ACC and the rhetoric of ‘choice’

Written By: - Date published: 11:36 am, July 17th, 2008 - 23 comments

National says its ACC policy will provide ‘choice’ on accident compensation, but choice for who? Employers will be able to choose between a variety of competing (mostly private) insurers, but for the likes of you and me we’ll have to take what we’re given and pay the consequences of our employers’ bad choices. We won’t […]

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