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Capitalism, tax and New Zealand

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

It was sad reading Stephen Hickson’s defence of capitalism in the Press (25 October 2017). Sad because capitalism has delivered so much outright misery to so much of humanity over the last 300 years that it’s hard to believe anyone could be so blinkered.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Capitalism: symptom or disease?

By   /  November 5, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

A Labour led Coalition with the Greens and NZF is a better option to yet another NACT regime, but only because it has promised to roll back marginally some of NACTs reactionary policies. If it succeeds in forming a stable government and delivering on some of these promises, this will generate even more hysteria on the right.

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Grenfell Tower – an Epitaph to Epic Failure

By   /  June 18, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Only when inequality, deregulation, austerity and privatisation are reversed, will justice be done for the Grenfell dead.

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Grenfell Tower a burning symbol of failed free market capitalism and mutilated welfare

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Their deaths are a tragedy but it is a tragedy that was written by ideologues and bureaucrats more interested in finding ways to shrug off their obligations than protect the poor.

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Trade liberalisation for the Pacific

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

In the wake of the collapsed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has desperately chased new trade liberalisation deals, despite calls for a re-think of trade policy and the development of fair and sustainable agreements.

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SUNDAY LONG READ: Douglas Renwick – How global capitalism actually works

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Probably the best way to start off with an analysis of capitalism in the 21st century is to give a bit of background information on how the system transformed from a production based system to a finance based system.

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Young Debt and the demise of Campbell Live

By   /  April 11, 2015  /  Keith Rankin, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Commercial media like to deliver a young albeit indebted spending audience to their advertisers, not an older frugal audience.

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1% to hold over 50% of wealth = total failure of deregulated capitalism

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

I’m not sure what is sicker, NZers blind acceptance of all of this or the fact Key will push through the TPPA ‘free trade’ deal which will be the final blow to our economic sovereignty so that we are forever enslaved by our Corporate Overlords.

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Migrant Labour, exploitation and free markets

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Once more we read about a horror story of virtual slavery for a migrant worker in a restaurant in Christchurch. The silver lining that in this case compensation should be paid is not assured. Often in situations like this the employer winds up their business, the worker gets nothing and they reopen with “new” owner on the books.

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Continuing crisis is the nature of capitalism

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

The decision of the US Federal Reserve to end its programme of “Quantitative Easing”signals a desire for a return to “normalcy” in capitalist policy circles. Perhaps deliberately, the announcement was made on October 29, the anniversary of the 1929 crash on Wall Street that triggered the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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On Capitalism

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on On Capitalism

On Capitalism

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