The Daily Blog Open Mic Sunday 2nd August 2015




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  1. On Universal Basic Income

    Episode 791

    “Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines.
    In this special summer solutions episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined by Guy Standing, co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network and author of “The Precariat: The Dangerous New Class,” to discuss the problem of declining incomes, automation of many jobs, and the rise of the Precariat. As a possible solution to the problem of ever fewer high-paying jobs, they discuss basic incomes – the arguments for and against.”

    • True that Chooky,

      I viewed this and we are at war with Elite now it seems by there design in concert with Governments.

  2. What Denis O’Rourke NZ First transport spokesman said about Treasury recommending to Government to close large parts of Kiwiwrail Date: Friday, July 31, 2015 – 15:45

    “The government needs to recognise the importance of our state-owned rail and give KiwiRail the support it deserves, says New Zealand First.

    “New Zealand First absolutely supports Mainfreight’s chairman Bruce Plested’s criticism of the government’s lack of a national transport plan and its treatment of KiwiRail,” says New Zealand First Spokesperson on Transport Denis O’Rourke.

    This government, along with Treasury, have treated the New Zealand rail system appallingly, ever since it was sold in 1992 and repurchased by the government out of private hands in 2006.

    “There’s a lack of transport infrastructure and planning for roading, rail and ports.

    “The government continues to restrict rail from receiving the scale of investment it needs to fulfil its role.

    “Mr Plested is right when he said that without rail, our opportunities for passenger transport are restricted, our desperation for more roads intensifies to the point of impossibility, and our options for port locations become hopelessly restricted.

    “Treasury’s advice to the government this year, recommending closing major parts of the rail network, will be a disaster for New Zealand. Exactly the opposite needs to happen.

    “New Zealand First wants to see a single fund for land transport and a comprehensive strategy which includes both our state roads and railway systems developed.

    “A new approach is needed and the government must commit to rebuilding our rail as a modern, efficient and commercially viable alternative to our roads,” says Mr O’Rourke.

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