John Quiggin’s argument on market experiments seems especially relevant to this country at a time.
At yesterday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode.
Prisoners may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law.
New Zealand is currently chairing the 15 person Security Council for the last time during our two year term on the Council.
Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count.
Reportedly, beneficiary parents who refuse to disclose the intimate details of their child’s conception stand to have their benefits substantially docked.
It will take months before Cabinet gets a proposal on whether to re-classify 17 year old youthful offenders as juveniles, rather than as adults.
Automation is starting to wipe out millions of the jobs in the footwear and garment sweatshops of Asia
The truly irritating aspect of the government’s response to the Auckland housing crisis is its insistence merely cranking up the housing supply will bring prices down
By now, we shouldn’t be surprised by the Beehive’s disinterest in the country’s social problems.
Reportedly, Apple owes Ireland $US14 billion in unpaid taxes, plus interest.