“Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies”.
NZ Post use Fleetwood Mac’s anthem as a gentle cheeky Christmas TV advert all about telling little white lies to make Christmas a secret.
More on that in a second.
Bernard Hickey reflecting this week on how the mass immigration policies our free market capitalism has locked us into an infrastructure doom loop…
A record-high net 44,730 New Zealand citizens left the country permanently in the year to the end of September, Stats NZ reports. They were more than replaced by an also-record-high net 163,570 non-citizens arriving permamently, but mostly on temporary work visas.
Our ‘Churn and Burn’ economy of a housing market-with-bits-tacked-on that is fueled by record-high migration, low investment and rising residential land prices is churning and burning faster than ever. The escape valve of young New Zealanders with skills and connections jumping on a plane to Australia is working better than ever, but it’s creating new negative feedback loops of more staffing stress in health, education, construction and transport. These in turn squeeze the economy’s ability to raise productivity and real wages and increase desperation for yet more temporary migration, let alone address the core of the problem: insufficient and brutally expensive housing for renters and buyers.
The ultimate exit valve in this pressure cooker is the poorest renters under the most stress falling into homelessness and food poverty. Our nation’s ‘Churn and Burn’ dashboard is now full of blinking red lights, including:
- record-high outward migration of our best-trained young people to Australia and elsewhere at a rate of 200 a day;
- record-high inward migration of 585 mostly young workers on temporary visas who live under a cloud of uncertainty and in constant fear of exploitation and deportation without equal or free access to our welfare or health systems;
- Auckland house prices bouncing strongly again at double-digit annualised growth rates, given its population is growing at a rate three times faster than new homes consented, some of which just replace existing homes, rather than adding to the total stock;
- use of food banks having risen 165% to 480,000 per month since early 2020, the NZ Food Network found in a survey this year as the most stressed renters in the world can’t afford food; and,
- the number of households formally registered as homeless rising 9% to 25,284 in the nine months to the end of September, including almost 500 who said they were living in their cars, five times higher than five years ago.
…our nation is built upon exploiting a low wage economy.
NZ’s free market capitalism sees labour as a trans national cost and brings in cheaper workers from overseas and exploits them as ‘contractors’.
Bringing in exploitable workers, providing them with no security and then allowing them to vote seems like a really stupid idea.
We see this flawed immigration policy undermining our infrastructure and exploding on our streets.
One of the issues rarely highlighted in ram raids is that you have angry damaged Māori/Pacifica youth attacking exploited migrant workers while European New Zealander’s grasp their pearls and scream for paramilitary policing.
Let’s get back to that NZ Post TV advert.
Because the middle class woke have stolen all the political oxygen for their virtue signals, their woke dogma is the prevailing lens from the Left and the problem with making identity the only lens you see the world through, you become the problem not the solution.
Why are all the couriers in those NZ Post adverts Indian?
You can’t ask that question because intersectionist wokeness demands identity above all else and asking “Why are all the couriers in those NZ Post adverts Indian”, will get you cancelled for thought crimes.
The reason of course as to why so many couriers are Indian is because they are the ones most exploitable by NZ free market capitalism.
This isn’t a race issue, it’s a class issue!
These Indian workers have been lured to NZ to be exploited by ruthless contracts which exploit them for our low wage economy.
This entire business model of importing desperate workers and exploiting them as contractors is about to erupt next year in Court as domestic couriers being abused fight NZ Post’s new plan to slash them all from rural delivery services to gain more overseas workers!
The way we can end exploitation of migrant workers is by making every international worker a compulsory member of a Union so that they can be collectivised and their conditions strengthened but the whole low wage economy is reliant on that exploitation so of course the solution of universal union membership will be ignored.
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