Unsustainably high incomes leading to unrealistic expectations of constant growth, whilst at the same time being uncompetitive. It's a crisis they've been in for quite some time.
This is a bit broad and unconnected, what is or where would you set an unsustainably high income and who gets paid it.
In the context of Key and chums preparing to slash benefits in the name of reducing 'dependence
Deepening the recession is the only way to get out of the recession – refer GST increase. The slashing of benefits will help foster the recovery in the longer term, it will work the same way that throwing human sacrifices into the volcano, time and time again, made it rain and stopped the crops from failing. Eventually you make a human sacrifice and it rains.
Hmmmm Butt Joints
Looking at a person's rights at law and insurance companies/corporates - It is a hall mark of the Key govt that they have been able to effectively extinghuish people rights at law as in the Leaky Home, ChCh quakes without too much of a fuss that I can see.
It is about what you can get away with rather than doing the right thing the right way.
Watching the footage shot by residents – the guy saying, “Get it real, you lot piss me the phuck off” I agree with; the footage ends with an assault victim being helped up and someone stealing from his bag.
There is a massive humanity bypass all around – and that includes the political process. It is all about what YOU, (whether you are in public office or a rioting phuckhead) can get away with whatever the circumstances and it is ok if SOMEONE ELSE suffers the consequence.
Message from London -
There are plenty of disaffected chavs everywhere after all and plenty of mobile phone shops/computer shops/off-licences/snazzy sneaker vendors too - them's good looting.
All I can personally really do is call my London friends tomorrow to make sure that they are OK. That and make sure that me and mine stay away from any areas with fancy shops as much as humanly possible.
Then I can sit back and try very hard to channel my annoyance with the inevitable politico talking heads who are already making appearances. That and to try very hard indeed to not completely despise an entire order of people whose aspirations run no higher than the opportunity for gratuitous violence and the chance to steal an enormous TV.
OK - that sedgway two wheeled thang - the invetor of which drove off a cliff................in a prototype.
Just after being elected; in one four hour period Cameron changed suits five times for photo opps and doing PM type meeting things. Changing minister of police would be nothing to his political fortunes - just as long as he had the right ensemble for the right occasion
Or was if four suits in five hours? He has his priorities right - snappy dresser that he is.
Dexter’s Tips – Dealing with civil unrest
How to deal with the fluid nature of the rioters – send all the conservative liberal coalition into London on bicycles, arm them with smart phones and Ipads to locate the rioters, report their movements to the police and then have them disburse the rioters by circling and hounding them whilst playing Barry Manilow or Cellne Dion or what ever her name was/is.
I am assuming here that all members fo the conservative liberal coalition have the coordination to be able to ride a bike.
You mean to say she will be on her bike then?