Budget for business Labour’s budget has been condemned by left and right as breaking its promises to spend more on restoring funding in health, education housing and income support. Labour’s excuse is its… Continue reading →
Its high time in the Beehive. The new Labour led Coalition is promising to move towards Medical Cannabis in the first 100 days, and push NZ First’ proposal of a non-binding referendum on cannabis by the 2000 election. Liberal NZ is ready for legalization, 65% want legalization or decriminalization as is now common in many countries. Not only is cannabis harmless, it is positively a super food.
It seems that the popularity of ‘anti-capitalism’ that is growing around the world has caught up with New Zealand. Like the word socialism it is much abused. Usually it is a critique of… Continue reading →
I strongly endorse Dave Macpherson’s call for Annette Beautrais to resign. https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/08/30/public-statement-on-call-by-prof-annette-beautrais-for-silence-on-suicide/ She is committed to a failed theory that talking about suicide causes it. This is an unscientific and deeply flawed theory… Continue reading →
So the centrist ABCs finally took power with Andrew Little as the last surviving notable tie to the unions gone and a Generation Y professional politician now leading the party. Chris Trotter goes… Continue reading →
The original Miners Union Hall in Runanga (just north of Greymouth on the West Coast of Aotearoa/NZ) dates from 1908, it was burnt down in 1937 and the replacement still stands as a… Continue reading →
The Tyranny of Silence When my son Bruno killed himself in January 2007 my first impulse was to talk about it. I, my partner, and the rest of my family, came up immediately… Continue reading →