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    About That Surplus…

    The government has announced a surplus of $7.5 billion, approximately $4 billion more than predicted. You might be forgiven for thinking such a large understatement means that Phil Twyford's comments about 'kids' in Treasury were justified after all. However, approximately...

    Success Recipe: Forget Sage, Take Thyme

    Two pieces of good news in one morning! Could it be possible that there is some thinking going on inside the CoL? The Taxpayers Union has successfully convinced the Government to put a stop to paying the Clintons via their shonky foundations. ...

    Things That Make Me Go Hmm

    I wonder if this is what a GREEN ACCOUNTANT looks like? "Don't worry about paying GST Man....just chill"

    How Low Can We Go?

    In an attempt to stimulate a flagging economy, Adrian Orr cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 50 percentage points in August, with a message to everyone to go out, borrow more money and spend up large. It is unclear why Orr thought a 50 point...

    Keeping Up with Jones

    There is no point in pretending that Jacinda can rein in Shane Jones. She should, of course, but she won't. She should want to, as he is giving her government an even worse public perception than her own ministers, but there is still nothing that she...

    Face of the Day

    The woman, who Stuff has chosen not to name, approached HeadQuarters in Auckland's viaduct through Facebook, asking if they serve vegan food.Their response made a mockery of her question."We can offer you the menu, it's cardboard, should taste like 97  per cent of vegan food, you...

    Business Confidence at ‘Dismal Levels’

    Things are volatile in the world at the moment, but the sky hasn't fallen in just yet. The Brexit debacle rolls on and on; no one is winning and no one is allowed to go anywhere. Trade sanctions are having an effect, but not disastrously. In...

    Labour’s Fails Series – Economic Growth

    Promise: “An economy that is growing and working for all of us”. A huge disconnect exists between this objective and their policies which directly hamper economic growth. Non-delivery: GDP Growth Economic growth is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in real...

    Inside the Trump MAGA Hat Factory

    We went inside the factory where President Donald Trump's iconic "Make America Great Again," or MAGA, hats are made. Located just outside Los Angeles, the factory employs around 100 workers, most of whom are Latino. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmpqYRkR9F8 If you...

    Corporate Mind Control is so Progressive

    It sounds like something from a Hollywood science-fiction dystopia: a corporation forcing its employees to undergo sinister brainwashing in order to submit to its extremist political ideology. But this is not fantasy – this is real. And the left is cheering it on.