Long ago my old Dad talked to me about horse racing – surprising, because he never gambled a penny on anything. He said there was a racehorse named Integrity and added thoughtfully, "They wouldn't name a horse Integrity these days because nobody would know what it meant."
Published: 10 September 2017
It's awful. It's boring. To quote Victor Meldrew “I do not believe it”. We're in the middle of an election campaign and we've heard nothing (well, I haven't) that will convince voters that whoever becomes the government has any vision to bring us all into a better New Zealand.
Published: 06 September 2017
A rock star economy? Really? National has far outdone Labour this year as the biggest ‘Nanny State’ of modern times. Despite the economy showing “solid economic growth” more people than ever were placed on government handouts in June’s budget.
Published: 14 August 2017
Earlier this year the Herald declined to publish my rebuttal of Don Brash’s repeated attempts to deny the truth about money creation, with the consequence that he had the l ast word and, yet again, the establishment was able to obfuscate on a subject of huge importance to all of us.
Published: 04 August 2017
The change to Jacinda Arden in the leadership of the Labour Party reminded me of a story of life. In an office where I worked was an attractive, dynamic young woman. Day after day she looked promising, and then I heard her speak. Her attraction disappeared immediately. Ever since that time, I've b...
Published: 01 August 2017
The great political and economic disaster affecting mostly the middle and bottom layers of our society is the now 30 year old neoliberal economic philosophy which reduces many of us to being denizens of what Professor Guy Standing calls ‘The Precariat’.
If ever the Green Party leadership confirmed that their Party is a neo-liberal economic support group, it is their coming up with a Think Big policy - A Green Investment Bank. It will thrill and delight those foreign investors looking still for a safe and secure place to park their money, or som...
Politics can simply be defined as the way we decide how to organise our nation. At the moment it seems as though New Zealand is organised to benefit the wealthy at the expense of the rest. When did we decide in favour of that?
The problem we have is that the world economies demand perpetual growth and the escalating use of real world resources and energy. It surely must be common sense to realise that we cannot have perpetual growth using finite resources.
Almost everybody worries about money, but very few people know where it really comes from. Most people are so confused by economic jargon, they don’t even know they’re being ripped off. But they are. Here's how it works.......