Written By: - Date published: 12:27 pm, March 29th, 2020 - 45 comments
Anyone who has read even briefly into written human history is going to be aware that it is as much defined by our epidemics and pandemics as by any of our technical and societal achievements. This post is essentially a quick range over the history of pandemics and epidemics with links and some focus on COVID-19.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 13th, 2019 - 153 comments
Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, September 16th, 2016 - 120 comments
TS regular Tony Veitch has some practical ideas as to how we insulate NZ from the ravages of neoliberalism and climate change. Readers may agree with some, none or all of the suggestions. However, whichever way you look at it, the time for hand wringing is over. It’s time for action.
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, July 17th, 2016 - 462 comments
God’s been a bit of a let down recently. Is it time for Him to retire?
Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 12th, 2016 - 66 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, February 7th, 2015 - 105 comments
um- hire an intelligent straight white male to balance things up and make him co-leader – then let him question the ownership and policies of the Rothschild Bank/RB without being fired? that would help in my view.
Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, May 9th, 2012 - 34 comments
Ever since I went to his Fabian lecture in February, I’ve been meaning to write about Rick Boven’s last major work before leaving the NZ Institute to its Business Roundtable merger. It’s a major piece of thinking, and a piece he can be proud of signing off with. He charts an uncertain future – one […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, May 5th, 2012 - 93 comments
How to we improve the consideration of long term issues in the political process? How do we build in incentives to take these issues seriously?
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, September 24th, 2010 - 30 comments
The suspension of normal democratic processes in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake should be an occasion to pause for thought in the light of likely future events.