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Prominent New Zealand Labour Party stalwart Sunny Kaushal has resigned from the Party amidst allegations of hostilities and bullying from Party Membership and Party Hierarchy. With the growing use of arguments about unconscious bias, it is near impossible to rebut an accusation of racism. Certainly, once the accusation is spit at you, the onus is …

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Judith Collins today in Question Time showed that Jacinda Ardern does not know when to stop digging. Ardern quoted a snippet of the question put to the police minister at the recent police conference. That selectivity allowed Collins to right to quote the conference question in full and her full answer, which was not just …

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I cherry picked my previous data on homelessness if the New Zealand sub-Reddit is to be believed and from which I am banned and cannot reply. Plotting the data in full is to cherry pick it. The chart below is simply the first two rows of the source data. The subsequent rows deal with those …

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The Labour Party (and Greens) both plan to build 100,000 affordable homes and sell them within a specific price range. In Auckland, where houses cost in excess of $800,000 on average, they hope to enter the market at the $550,000 point with still quite reasonable housing. What I ask you is how will Labour and …

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There has been an unexpected outbreak of political courage on the left of New Zealand politics. The Labour Party wants to crash housing prices by not only abolishing the Auckland urban limit, but ensuring councils can fund the necessary infrastructure to bring new land to the market: Labour will remove the Auckland urban growth boundary …

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This policy of Labour of making Te Reo Māori compulsory in primary school and perhaps high school is reckless and betrays those for whom Labour claims to speak. I must first declare a bias. I struggled to pass high school English. I never scored a single mark in a phonetics test – zero every time. …

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The Left thinks the solution to poverty is giving the poor more money because poverty is caused by the poor not having enough money. Labour MP Jacinda Ardern introduced the exception in an op-ed in the Sunday Star Times. People are poor because they do not have enough money unless that is because of a …

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There is a memorandum of understanding agreed yesterday between the New Zealand Labour Party and the New Zealand Greens. There is some speculation that there will be more coordination over electorate votes so that the Labour Party wins more electorate seats. Labour has five list MPs at the moment. Winning a few more electorate seats …

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Source:  David Friedman, Chapter 1: What Does Economics Have to Do with Law?

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The Universal Basic Income of $11,000 per adult proposed by the Morgan Foundation and floated as a idea to consider by the New Zealand Labour Party leaves the poor way below even that the stingy as the poverty line switch is that 50% relative poverty line. Little wonder that the Labour Party said that increasing …

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A clever man can climb out of the hole a wise man would not have fallen into. In responding to my Taxpayers’ Union paper on a Universal Basic Income, Gareth Morgan just kept digging. His first response was to say a Universal Basic Income would not be implemented immediately. This avoids retirees taking home $50 …

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Big Idea 6: Greater Income Security. Read #FutureofWorkNZ's 10 big ideas here > https://t.co/0Vg2xGbn7M pic.twitter.com/LfoX3xlZdu — New Zealand Labour (@nzlabour) March 23, 2016 Labor Party finance spokesman Grant Robertson yesterday ruled out an income rate tax of 50% to fund a Universal Basic Income. Labour is considering a Universal Basic Income. It released a background …

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