Category Archives: Society

Corbyn & Sanders – the end is nigh

It has been a while but now I find the time to reflect on recent events, which have send shockwaves through the political establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. Like the tsunami crossing the pacific at the time of writing … Continue reading

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One image to shame our government

One image has shaken us out of complacency So at least we hope. People who do care are deeply shaken. Just watch Naomi Klein this weekend in the Sidney Opera House addressing the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. The battle hardened author … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand’s monsters : Neoliberal-Man

Neoliberal economic theory based on fiction All capitalist market economic theory is based on the existence of an all informed rational creature acting solely in it’s own individual self-interest. Such creature is rather like the mythical unicorn. It does not … Continue reading

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Spies’ PR campaign undone by lies

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War on drugs : The collateral damage

Propaganda vs economic reality Government propaganda from time to time feeds us figures on the war on drugs. We read of the biggest drug haul this year or ever. Just google “drug haul” to get a taste. We read the … Continue reading

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Lurch to the neoliberal right I can’t help it to have the benefit of knowledge and experience, which only comes with age. Unlike everybody under 50 who grew up under the intense ‘greed is good’ indoctrination of the neoliberal Reagan/Thatcher/Rogernomics era … Continue reading

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Don’t touch that sausage

“Making laws and making sausages are very similar. The public will generally consume the final result, but you wouldn’t want them to watch exactly how they are made.” TPP minister Tim Grosser The arrogance and contempt of this government has … Continue reading

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Public bad Private good – A myth that won’t die

The Privatisation myth lives on One of the cornerstones of neoliberal dogma is privatisation of public assets and services. PRIVATISATION. Sell state-owned enterprises, goods and services to private investors. This includes banks, key industries, railroads, toll highways, electricity, schools, hospitals … Continue reading

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From Greece to Germany. When will we focus on the elephant in the room ?

We are living in interesting times. The last few weeks were especially fascinating to watch. We are witnessing history in the making First all eyes were on Greece. The narrative was all about the Greeks bringing their dire plight all … Continue reading

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Racism in Real Estate ?

First the facts : 1.     The Auckland housing market has gone crazy over the last few years making it all but impossible for first home buyers on average incomes to buy a house. The situation has become so … Continue reading

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