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Tag: 13 – 2012

July 16, 2012

National’s Refusal to Budge on pension age is pure politics John Key’s and National’s refusal to raise the eligibility age for superannuation is no more than pure politics. The Prime Minister’s stance – he’ll rather resign than lift the eligibility to 67 from 65 years – is not based on affordability or any social policy […]

July 16, 2012

Money and the planet should just get along Salient’s Lance Cash explores whether capitalism can actually solve our woes by asking academics, economists, a sailing instructor and his mum.  Shit has hit the fan. We all know it. Our environment–our very own planet–is in a bad state, and we know we can’t keep going on […]

July 16, 2012

I visited Occupy Wellington one week before its members were forcibly evicted. It was a grey day. There were just eight tents and no more than a dozen people, sitting on improvised benches and leaning against the brightly angry signs which decorated the fence.

July 16, 2012

The new exhibit at the City Gallery in Civic Square presents a form of retrospective which also outlines a love story between a city and the people who helped to shape it. Athfield Architects is a firm which has been integrally involved in the design of the city that we live in. From Museums and […]

July 16, 2012

Die!Die!Die! are one of the few contemporary New Zealand bands that need little preamble. In the course of their illustrious career they have produced a consistently excellent oeuvre of noise-pop nuggets; they’ve toured Europe and the Americas; they’ve worked alongside Steve Albini (who in turn has worked with the moderately well-known Nirvana, say, and The Pixies).

July 16, 2012

Fair trade goods hurt the poorest members of our global community. A paradox? Unfortunately not.

July 16, 2012

To Do Read every day. Read something by someone who isn’t white and isn’t male every day. Don’t hit the snooze button. Hit the snooze button only once. Only turn off alarm when actually standing. Swear audibly when it’s suddenly two hours later. Brush teeth every morning and night. Brush teeth most evenings. Don’t listen […]

July 16, 2012

Domo Arigato Mister Roboto Singularity is the hypothetical future emergence of greater-than-human super intelligence through technological means (AI). Since the capabilities of such intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the occurrence of a technological singularity is seen as an intellectual event horizon, beyond which events cannot be predicted or understood. […]

July 16, 2012

The problem is that too much of the discussion has focused on the politics, and not the economics. Emotionally driven rhetoric about economic treason and paranoid reactions to government debt are not a substitute for informed debate. The prime position given to asset sales in our political discourse is unwarranted; asset sales will have far less impact than our representative elite assert.

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