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And we are living in a neolib world and I am a neolib girl

And we are living in a neolib world and I am a neolib girl

Do you know what the Phillips Curve is? I didn’t. I mean I knew the basics of its output, but I didn’t know it had a name. It’s the relationship between inflation and unemployment.

by × July 28, 2017 × 0 comments

International, Politics

The case for Democrats to be obstructionist

The case for Democrats to be obstructionist

Over in the dumpster fire that is the United States Government, Trump has announced his Supreme Court nominee, one Justice Gorsuch. A known Christian conservative. This appointment is to replace the late Justice Scalia who died in February last year.

by × February 2, 2017 × 2 comments

International, Politics

Between a Trump and a Russian place

Between a Trump and a Russian place

I saw an article yesterday that came from early December about the current intelligence community and its panic over Donald Trump. The article, from Reuters, says that Canada is concerned about Trump’s comments around using torture and other ethical atrocities as well as his ties to Russia

by × January 15, 2017 × 0 comments

Politics

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

So who saw that one coming? No-one. Big news.

by × December 6, 2016 × 0 comments

International, Politics

When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.

When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.

Since *that* election I have read myriad reasons why it played out the way it did

by × November 17, 2016 × 0 comments

Politics, Rights

Erewhon: Where everyone is lazy and does drugs

Erewhon: Where everyone is lazy and does drugs

RadioNZ (sorry RNZ) has a remarkable story up about New Zealand’s high level of immigration, and how this high level of immigration is actually bringing in a lot of low-skilled workers

by × September 5, 2016 × 1 comment

Politics

Wellington alive and kicking

Wellington alive and kicking

Guest post by Wellington Mayoral candidate Justin Lester

by × August 30, 2016 × 1 comment

Politics

Eats gravel, shits highways

Eats gravel, shits highways

Over the weekend, on TV3’s ‘The Nation‘, the Wellington Mayoral candidates got together and had a shitfest.

by × August 8, 2016 × 0 comments

International, Politics

A complete abdication of responsibility

A complete abdication of responsibility

It was a fascinating day yesterday, watching the Brexit results come in and seeing how divided United Kingdom had become.

by × June 25, 2016 × 0 comments

News, Politics, Rights

A Pox On Both Your Houses

A Pox On Both Your Houses

 If there’s one euphemism I’m sick of hearing it’s “property investment”. 

by × May 17, 2016 × 6 comments

International, Politics

Why Donald Trump is good for democracy

Why Donald Trump is good for democracy

Hello friends, I’m not going to be writing a whole lot of these pieces but I thought I’d dip my toe back into the punditry land, if only for a brief swim.

by × May 4, 2016 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

For a while now I’ve wondered when exactly we should start taking seriously what is going on in US politics around Donald Trump. How foolish of me. The time is now.

by × March 31, 2016 × 1 comment

General, News, Politics

Best of the Worst

Best of the Worst

Today I’m voting to keep a flag that I’ve wanted to change since I was six.

by × March 4, 2016 × 3 comments

News, Politics

Peaking Into The Future

Peaking Into The Future

The inclusion and subsequent failure of Red Peak in the New Zealand flag referendum is a triumph of democracy; pats on the back to everyone involved.

by × December 12, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Politics

The American Election II: Who’s Cruz?

The American Election II: Who’s Cruz?

We all know somebody like Ted Cruz. You know, that guy who ran for class president every year?

by × December 4, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Politics

The American Election: Trump For Dummies

The American Election: Trump For Dummies

It’s unlikely that New Zealanders, Americans, or anyone else in the world will be looking at President Trump in 2016.

by × November 26, 2015 × 3 comments

International, News, Politics

Discontent warning

Discontent warning

Sometimes it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

by × September 4, 2015 × 7 comments

News, Politics

Flagged as inappropriate

Flagged as inappropriate

Well they’re out. The final four design have been reached and they’re all a bit terrible.

by × September 1, 2015 × 1 comment