Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, October 19th, 2015 - 102 comments
There are a lot of canaries giving warning in the world’s economic coal mine just now.
Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, April 26th, 2013 - 47 comments
DOC is being cut to the bone. DOC staff, Labour and the Greens have all warned that these cuts risk another Cave Creek disaster.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 29th, 2012 - 1 comment
My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere (no linkwhoring). This week: hiding tax, growing up neo-liberal and Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, July 11th, 2012 - 27 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, February 18th, 2012 - 16 comments
No Right Turn on the plight of democracy in Greece.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, October 26th, 2011 - 72 comments
The PREFU paints a pretty dismal picture of the economy. The worst case scenario is catastrophic, and (at one in five) I think that Treasury has significantly underestimated the odds. Do you feel lucky?…
Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, September 29th, 2011 - 15 comments
It’s not often that ‘bald truths’ escape the filtration of the msm. The video below is an example of one of those rare moments.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, August 6th, 2011 - 79 comments
The global financial system, which has never properly recovered from the recession, is poised on the brink of a second crash. The headlines are a parade of bad news…
Update: US credit rating downgraded from AAA to AA+ with negative outlook (same as NZ). Announcement was made after close of markets. It’s gonna hit the fan on Monday.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 5th, 2011 - 24 comments
All over the globe we the tax payer recently got stuck with a bill for trillions of dollars to bail out banks that were “too big to fail”. Or were they? One country, Iceland, went against the trend, and let its banks go under. What happened next?
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, February 2nd, 2011 - 11 comments
In America a federal enquiry has now confirmed what we already knew. The 2008 financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by multiple failures of regulation and good old fashioned greed. If we don’t make some fundamental changes it is all going to happen again…
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, October 21st, 2010 - 24 comments
In three short years John Key and National have gone from economic bravado, to failure, to lies, excuses and whining. As the economy languishes they will have nothing to offer except more lies and excuses.
This is a time for fresh thinking, both globally and locally. But we won’t get it from National.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, June 24th, 2010 - 27 comments
The first budget from the new Tory-LibDem government is a shocker, with massive austerity cuts and a rise in VAT to 20%. This is the bill for the Â£850 billion bail out of big banks coming home to roost.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, February 16th, 2010 - 52 comments
You know how the world has been through the worst financial crisis in decades? You know how countries like Ireland and Iceland who had made themselves into financial hubs via tax breaks for banks are now deep in the crap with burgeoning debt and unemployment? Why don’t we do what they did?