OnPoint by Keith Ng

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OnPoint: Let it die. Please.

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  • Sacha,

    Why is it any surprise if Kiwiblog sounds like Nact and The Standard sounds like Labr?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Keith Ng,

    Oh. "I didn't call you a whore, you suck cock for free and you're still a dirty skank".

    It wasn't meant as a backhanded accusation.

    For the record, I am very consciously *not* trying to weaselword my way out of the fact that I am accusing DPF of a pretty serious lack of integrity. But it was appropriate to clarify exactly what I was accusing him of.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    For the record, I am very consciously *not* trying to weaselword my way out of the fact that I am accusing DPF of a pretty serious lack of integrity. But it was appropriate to clarify exactly what I was accusing him of.

    And as such it's fair to acknowledge the shonky analysis may in fact have been wholly and completely his own...

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Eddie Clark,

    <disingenuous>Sacha, how many times do we have to tell you: the Standard has NO relationship with Labour at all. They keep saying it, and yet no one believes them, I have no idea why.</disingenuous>

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 273 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I'm not personally suggesting any impropriety, just that aligned ideologies tend to sound the same.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • icehawk,

    Keith,

    Great post.

    My one complaint is that your focus on deciles can be a bit misleading.

    I haven't seen any good NZ data for breakdowns of the top 10% of income (if you know of any, do let us know). But Saez's work on income inequality in the USA (remarkable work for which he's won the Clarke award) shows that there the top 1% earn vastly, vastly more than the average member of the top decile.

    There is a big difference between someone earning $100k a year and someone on $280k a year - and National wants to cut taxes much more for those on $280k than those on $100k.

    (See this on Saez if you're interested - the kicker is figure 2):
    http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/saez-UStopincomes-2006prel.pdf

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 49 posts Report Reply

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