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    Gordon Campbell on marketing the Greens

    Gordon Campbell June 1, 2017 0

    While there will be a sigh of relief all around that the old Morris dancing/hemp smoking days have gone for good, it is not quite so evident what the current Greens stand for.

    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?

    Organising against the gig economy

    Adam Fishwick May 9, 2017 0

    As yet, there has been less traction for forms of the gig economy such as Uber in Latin America. This may be about to change…

    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

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