So … morally he’s not a complete whore?
(and just to be clear, this speaks well of the latter profession)
New Zealand, Swaziland: all the same to an American.
(Wanna bet that’s the actual explanation in this case?)
apologist for incompetence [… viz. …], an Arsehole
Just to clarify: these are equated only in the sense that his primary function is to deliver bullshit?
maybe a future left wing government could take the tip and just stop subsidising the National Party’s various propaganda outlets
That’s a game the left can't win, as by definition the right have more backing from rich pricks who can keep the funding going and the spin circulating.
There’s a straightforward solution, of course: a properly-resourced public broadcaster.
Although even then, as is the case at Radio New Zealand, there’s still a case for some form of audience measurement.
Wouldn't provision of a dedicated YouTube channel (or parallel public-access portal) address both concerns at practically zero cost?
Same sort of cost-benefit structure as Pascal’s Wager
(though that might not be the specific case you were thinking of, since its setup specifically excludes any possibility of actual knowledge concerning the outcomes).
One hump or two?
It’s easier for a rich man to enter a camel...
BJ: Flouridation of drinking water…
Ian: But flour and water is the basis of breadmaking!!
BJ: There you go wallpapering over my mistakes again.
Yeh… I did think of commenting myself,
but was concerned it might come across as slurry.
I think it's more that the price paid has to reflect the true cost of production. That may indeed mean NZ and foreign dairy consumers have to pay more; and the price increase may decrease the demand.
in 2014 (the year that it went to a lowest cost airline) … it cost more than it did with airnz the year before,
If the former MPs are not doing the same total amount of travel in each year compared, then the comparison is rubbish: it only shows there is no necessary relationship between the maximum available perk, and the actual advantage taken of it by these spongers in any one year.