Posts by DeepRed

  • Up Front: What's the Big Idea?, in reply to BenWilson,

    To be fair, The Bubble Bubble guy thinks everything is a bubble at the moment, hence his name. He might be right, but until it all bursts, we can't be sure.

    Also take into account the fact he's a Ron/Rand Paul-ite libertarian who thinks the US Federal Reserve should be scrapped.

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  • Up Front: What's the Big Idea?, in reply to Rich Lock,

    If you go somewhere like Hull (north), then sure, it's £119K. But there's a reason for that (no-one wants to live there, and the median wage is considerably lower than the overall UK median wage, at 19.5K).

    For the same reasons Detroit and St Louis are affordable: industry has left town and the unemployment & crime rates are high.

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  • Hard News: How disabled people are…,

    Meanwhile, those on the autistic spectrum also continue to languish. There's hope on the horizon though, with Specialisterne Oz looking for a NZ partnership.

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  • Up Front: What's the Big Idea?, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Same problem with Labour, the list position favours the "experienced MPs" aka old ones.

    In fairness, most of the Clark-era caucus has stepped down from Parliament. Still, there should be a balance between fresh talent and long experience in any case.

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  • Speaker: How StuffMe looked from the regions,

    For some perspective...

    https://twitter.com/MarkDiStef/status/861109177418039298

    @MarkDiStef
    Jesus H Christ.

    Domain valued at $2.2 billion.

    The SMH, The Age, The AFR valued at $17.6 million.
    http://www.afr.com/street-talk/private-equity-giant-tpg-seeks-new-deal-with-fairfax-media-20170505-gvzdxv via @adharves

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  • Hard News: Behind those Herald…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Made the TV one news also:
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/business/property-investment-coach-labelled-dishonest-after-advising-buyers-target-vulnerable

    I hope he's a tipping point in the housing bubble debate.

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  • Hard News: Every option has costs, every…, in reply to Matthew Hooton,

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  • Hard News: Every option has costs, every…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    While that emergent class of brave new bureaucrats were initially able to bully nurses when awarding themselves free parking while introducing charges for medical staff, their resolve rapidly crumbled once the doctors got wind of the attempted shafting.

    Watching the Trumpcare debacle unfold in the States, the Crown Health Enterprise experiment was a shameful attempt by Alan Gibbs & his ilk to import such a model to NZ. I recall my mother telling me not to mention the fact that my father was appointed CFO of one of them at the time.

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  • Hard News: Every option has costs, every…, in reply to stever@cs.waikato.ac.nz,

    Opting to work overseas might be for the experience and more interesting work and lifestyle...but it might also be because the pay here is so poor.

    And high living costs, especially in Auckland. We can thank in large part the housing bubble for that. And the self-appointed landed gentry who are willingly making it too big to fail.

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  • Hard News: Every option has costs, every…, in reply to Matthew Hooton,

    Doesn't this tend to support the prime minister's comments that unemployed kiwis are all lazy or on drugs? And hasn't the blogo- and twitter-spheres already decided that was nonsense?

    Ever thought for a moment that substance abuse is a symptom, rather than a cause, of societal malaise? And remind me again of who's profiting from drug testing in NZ.

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