Gordon Campbell on the causes of poverty

Gordon Campbell May 31, 2017 0

One of the myths of the conservative right is that poverty is primarily a state of mind, and that welfare only corrodes the mindset necessary for people to pull themselves out of poverty.

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Gordon Campbell May 26, 2017 0

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Gordon Campbell on the demonising of Iran

Gordon Campbell May 22, 2017 0

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now Donald Trump has singled out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East?

The Social Investment Model, Explained

Lyndon Hood May 8, 2017 0

As Chairman-at-large of the National Committee for Ideas that Sounded Good at the Time, I get asked a lot about this social investment strategy lark.

Gordon Campbell on the Kim regime

Gordon Campbell April 28, 2017 0

It would be nice to know (a) what the guy in Pyongyang is thinking about all this and (b) what an achievable strategy goal for the US might look like.

Gordon Campbell on the French election result

Gordon Campbell April 24, 2017 0

Macron is shaping as the third major test case, after Bill Clinton, after Tony Blair – on whether ‘progressive social policy’ and realities of ‘neo-liberal economic settings’ credibly co-exist.

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Gordon Campbell April 19, 2017 0

Strange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising wages, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits.

Gordon Campbell on the costs of cost-cutting

Gordon Campbell April 18, 2017 0

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been persuaded to pony up an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit

Gordon Campbell on the MSD’s privacy problems

Gordon Campbell April 6, 2017 0

This fiasco has been a perfect example of a bad policy, terribly executed – on a rushed timetable that appears to have been driven by an MSD desire to cut costs in the contracts due for renewal, mid year.

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Gordon Campbell March 28, 2017 0

Labour and the Greens have made concessions intended to establish themselves as a credible alternative government, but they’ve made the concessions to the wrong people.

Gordon Campbell on the Hit and Run book

Gordon Campbell March 22, 2017 0

Without an independent inquiry into this incident it will remain a blot on our military record, and on any subsequent Anzac Day celebrations of the exploits of our troops abroad.

Gordon Campbell on Chuck Berry

Gordon Campbell March 21, 2017 0

A 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis managed to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented.

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