Day: April 8, 2019

Christopher Hitchens on Obama’s Peace Prize


Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality

Collective narcissism and identity politics: No empathy required.

Left in New Zealand

I’m not writing this to gain favour with a certain political tribe, or to provoke people, although I’m sure there will be a range of reactions to this. I’m chiefly trying to make sense of all this craziness that continues in the west particularly on college campuses. This thought initially permeated into my brain while watching a video of the Evergreen College collective breakdown and the witch-hunt of Bret Weinstein (Professor of Evolutional Biology) in 2017. For those of you who haven’t heard about this, I’ve shared a video below to give an example of the type of antics that are occurring regularly on college campuses around the ‘anglosphere’. This episode is much like the psychotic Yale university ‘Halloween costume’ incident. I still find it difficult to understand such behaviour, as well as acknowledging that it’s disturbingly interesting. It also boggles my mind why education facilities and government entities continue…

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Phil Twyford (remember?) is working on rent controls but maybe he should dump the idea

Point of Order

The Bay of Plenty Times in an article which revealed how taxpayers are bearing the brunt of Tauranga’s social housing crisis –  brought rental costs into the picture.

Among the data uncovered by the newspaper, three community housing providers have been paid almost $17m towards income-related rent subsidies in the last two financial years . These subsidies are the difference between market rents and the amount paid by a tenant in income-related rent.

Four transitional housing providers which provided warm, dry and safe short-term accommodation received about $2.3m over the same timeframe and $1m was spent on emergency housing special needs grants including motels, $624,000 of this mainly to motels in Tauranga from October 2018 to December 2018.

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