Have to give credit for a sense of humour though.
Personally i was hoping for a few plumbers or electricians to sign up.
all the handwringing about how unambitious our entrepreneurs are, all wanting to retire to their baches and go fishing, which is to say redefining the parts of our national character that are most humane and admirable as being a problem
Well, Chaplin misunderstands the Kiwi psyche if he thinks that business growth is the only avenue to a better quality of life, and likewise many would question his inference that quality of life is best indicated by income.
Chaplin's lament at the so-called malaise of "enoughism" misses this difference between people who want to build an empire or who need to expand out of sheer necessity, and those whose satisfaction and drive comes from different sources.
Thanks, Craig. Point taken.
I'm sorry but this thing is fuckin' rooted
Do you know how long I have been waiting to see this band? Twenty years. TWENTY. YEARS.
Same. Rocked my lil world. As they did in the flesh for some of my better-travelled friends at the time.
utilise my already-purchased ticket for the nana seats.
I'd be honoured to if you're unable. Would pay handsomely of course.
Lalalalalalalalala I can't hear you
Thought I'd get that in there for you, pre-emptively.
Philip, we should fly you to New Zealand
Craig, anyone purporting to tell the rest of the country how we should live is open to having his own description of his sorry life repeated.
So why don't local employers pay more for skilled labour?
Because the pure market approach for some reason should never apply to labour.
Brash and his cohorts spout this rubbish as if its truth is self-evident and doesn't need to be justified.
Quite. Bryan Gould was forceful and reasoned opposition on Morning Report. That only emphasised the meek acceptance by most commentators that there is no alternative and that this report should be rejected on political tactical grounds rather than because its reasoning is plain wrong.
And what's the value of a neolib cheerleader? Business roundtabler Roger Kerr on RNZ this morning has clearly not learned a thing from his existence on the planet.
From that Chch Press story:
The task force report cost $150,000.
The task force has a total $477,000 budget for the next three years.