If you had an unemployment benefit, and decided to apply zero abatements for additional income, would that not be like a baby step towards UBI?
Meanwhile students are positively encouraged to work on a benefit granted them specifically to relieve them of the need to work.
Q1: briefed much?
*gulps* Not formally no.
What a pack o scum.
what happened in and since 2013-2014
For one thing the govt released the handbrake. And about that time the Christchurch rebuild would have been kicking into top gear.
Don’t you think NZ is great because it has a small population?
Reckon. Sort of. It's also what makes us kinda suck.
If there's a magic number that balances the need for in-demand labour categories against growing infrastructure costs, I'd really like to see it.
has a tendency to leap from part thought to part thought without an effective segue.
Got as far as when he bemoans the "Marxist detour", and claims there are no blue collar workers any more, and that unions make up only 10% of the workforce.
That's not just a lousy segue. That's
a) an outrageous and misleading exaggeration (no workers)
b) an omission of the fact that low union membership is not a lack of workers, but a result of his government's policy and action to dismantle unions
As Clive James said of Albert Speers, "He said something, but I couldn't tell what, because his mouth was full of butter, and it wasn't melting."
Seems nice, candid, thoughtful, insightful even.
But being Labour Party policy doesn't make the TPP any more attractive.
I don't care that this puts me onside with the great orange man baby. It stank.
Since Rogernomics, about which Moore is both blase and defensive, the steady increase in power given to employers over workers has resulted in the ever growing increase in wealth inequality. Or, as he puts it, adding to Kirk's dictum: more people with nothing to lose.
Aucklanders are wage slaves forced to live in far flung suburbs many miles from where they work in crummy underpaid jobs while their bosses do cushy innercity commutes.
Still more cruelly much of the public transport infrastructure is of most benefit to people who live centrally. The further out you go, the more dispersed PT becomes.
Many thousands of us sat burning fossil fuels on the NW last night for way too long. Bah.
Bit of an aside, but can you imagine what we would or would not know if weren't for these two journalists?