Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, January 6th, 2014 - 117 comments
Garth George’s latest newspaper column has a progressive prescription for the abolishing of poverty, some marxist analysis, a heavy criticism of Australian Banks and a conclusion that laissez-faire capitalism has to go. I never thought he was a radical …
Written By: - Date published: 3:07 pm, December 16th, 2011 - 53 comments
Garth George: Social Engineering is wrong unless it’s my social engineering. Those Greens are sinister and dangerous…
Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, August 5th, 2011 - 57 comments
It isn’t often that I find myself in agreement with Garth George. But he’s written a scorching indictment of right-wing greed that feels right at home here on The Standard…
Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, October 17th, 2010 - 64 comments
In his last column Garth George laments how foods he regularly enjoyed in his childhood (1870s?) are now priced beyond the reach of most New Zealanders. It’s easy to dismiss the complaints of an old man about prices these days but there’s a deeper story: with population growth and resource depletion, there increasingly isn’t enough to go around.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, March 18th, 2010 - 20 comments
There’s a danger in being a government that does nothing except pay of its rich mates, and that’s losing faith with the conservative base. Garth George is the slightly mad, always irritable voice of this demographic, so it’s worth watching as his initial love for John Key wears off to be replaced by despair (and rising anger) at Key’s failure to deliver the brighter future he promised.
Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, March 11th, 2010 - 3 comments
Sometimes you get a really pleasant surprise and I got one today from Garth George. Despite being a pretty old school conservative he gives a stunning rebuke of the knee-jerk authoritarianism/fascism/randianism that so often characterises the thinking of the Right these days and was recently highlighted by David Garrett’s call for sterilisation of the poor.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, March 4th, 2010 - 39 comments
An ugly side of the Right, one that a lot of people thought was long defeated, has reemerged in recent weeks. Yesterday we had David Garrett’s ‘sterilise the poor because they might become criminals or breed criminals’ and last week we had arguably more disturbing comments from Judith Collins about how she wanted to restore “fear” of the Police.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, December 3rd, 2009 - 5 comments
One of the most amusing things in the granny today is Garth George, our iconoclast from Rotorua ripping another hole into the credibility of the Brash Taskforce 2025. Absurdities abound, the first of which was the appointment of people like Dr Brash and Mr Caygill who, along with their soulmate, Act Party seat-warmer Roger Douglas, […]
Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, April 30th, 2009 - 30 comments
The bizarre project to try to portray John Key as the Obama of the South Seas continues. Garth George today writes: “The new politics is being generated by two relatively young leaders, Prime Minister John Key and President Barack Obama, both of whom overcame less than desirable childhoods to succeed in business.” “succeed in business”… […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, January 29th, 2009 - 32 comments
Surprise, surprise, it’s Garth George. “The economic situation is without a doubt the most urgent of predicaments to be dealt with, but so far this year all John Key and Co have offered is a talkfest scheduled for next month. Now we all know that the one thing that one does these days when one […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, June 5th, 2008 - 18 comments
Garth George surprised me today, and a welcome surprise it was. Here’s an extract from his article – I decided that in this week’s column I would have a bit of fun at the Greens’ expense in the wake of their annual meeting. But since the spartan media coverage given to that conference was insufficient […]