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Tag: Letters from a Young Contrarian

October 14, 2013

This year, I was wrong more than I was right. But the point was, I played devil’s advocate and formed a stronger opinion for it.

September 30, 2013

A week on and it still hurts. Being on the wrong end of the greatest sports comeback in history, while competing for the world’s oldest international sporting trophy, hurts.

September 16, 2013

The concept of a political primary has appeal—democracy is great. The People Get To Have Their Say. But there are two major problems with them.

August 19, 2013

Opponents believe unpaid internships are exploitative of those who get them, and that they entrench inequality. There are three reasons why they’re wrong.

July 22, 2013

People’s views are guided by nothing more than a few facts gleaned from the media, or a gut feeling they got when they saw the alleged criminal.

June 4, 2013

This is the true reason why a student’s freedom from interest is such a shitty policy; not because ‘it costs heaps’ but because it literally makes every other demographic in society poorer.

March 18, 2013

Dear Comrades, Having been restricted to sneaking a puff here and a drag there during my two month stint visiting family in Perth over the New Year break, when I arrived back in Wellington i decided to buy a pack of my beloved Marlboro reds and indulge in some uninhibited inhalation. When it came to […]

March 4, 2013

The Sloppy Slope Argument Dear Reader, In the recent debate over whether the State should recognize love between two living, breathing, loving human beings equally or not (hint: it should), you may have heard Bob McCroskie and his ilk advance the typical ‘slippery slope’ argument that goes something like: “Legalising gay marriage will lead to […]

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