PM John Key is master of the flip, whether that’s a flip-flop, flip-off, or flippant comment to side-step hard questions and deflect blame. And now, speaking on the subject of measuring child poverty, it seems he’s added ‘flipped out’ to his repertoire.
Published: 04 October 2016
The Bank of England is actually finding it difficult to persuade investors to sell it sufficient government bonds to facilitate its planned bank reserve for government bond swap (sometimes called ‘quantitative easing’).
Published: 01 October 2016
It's painful to watch Al Jazeera documentaries highlighting the disgraceful conditions in which many of the world's children are forced to live, but especially to work.
Published: 28 September 2016
During the past 20 years the telecommunications industry has undergone worldwide revolutionary changes. This is having and will continue to have profound social implications.
Published: 14 September 2016
The recent on and off again deal with the fading Greens (yes, the same ones who support the mass medication of our citizens with the poison fluoride) to obtain political power seems to indicate that Labour has nothing to excite, stimulate, the NZ voting public with radical helpful solutions to imp...
Published: 06 September 2016
It can be very depressing to have to endure the woeful decisions being made by the National Party administration. The trouble with the present clutch of government politicians is that of rigid party discipline which (unless one is a Minister of the Crown), requires strict adherence to conform to s...
Published: 26 August 2016
Politics is about the way decisions are made. That can either be done in an authoritarian way – through a dictator or an absolute monarch or it can be done in a democratic way with public support. However, a healthy democracy relies on citizens taking an active interest and role in public affairs...
Published: 04 August 2016
We have heard a lot lately of the Labour Party's hundredth birthday. I would like to offer my congratulations to a party that in past years has contributed to removing the shackles that bound the working poor of New Zealand to slave wages. Sadly, those days of economic reform are long gone.
Published: 01 August 2016
"It is a safety net for the bank to recover its lending, as the funds effectively come from our depositors and our depositors expect us to look after their funds well." These comments were attributed to Westpac agribusiness area manager Peter Moynihan in July's Dairy Exporter in relation to secu...
The recent decision by UK voters to leave the EU was greeted with alarm by some financial market analysts and those who had invested heavily in EU business arrangements. It also got on the nerves of those who enjoyed the privilege of holding EU passports for travel. There have also been some ugly...