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    Still Being Brought to Heel

    The little woman running this country appears to be still obsessed with control. Even though there are countries that are happy to accept Kiwis with tourist dollars to spend, her advice is not to go. Stay and spend those dollars in your own backyard, she says....

    Ardern Solves Child Poverty by Making the Rich Richer

    Many of my friends and associates are small business owners. They took several deep breaths when the Prime Minister threw the country into her exaggerated and ill-conceived lock down. They hunkered down and did the best they could to keep their staff and their businesses in...

    Should We Bring Back Overseas Students?

    Now that the world is opening up again, the government finds itself under pressure to follow suit, at least in a limited way. Kiwis are now allowed to travel overseas, with the clear understanding that they will face 14 days quarantine on their return (which presumably...

    Facebook Caves to Liberal Pressure and Agrees to Censor Trump

    Corinne Weaver papundits.wordpress.com Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch and she works as a senior analyst for the Media Research Center at the NewsBusters site. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, her coverage on tech censorship, media bias, and pro-life issues have been cited by many in the...

    The Ultimate Virtue Signallers – Mercedes Formula 1 Team

    Social Justice Warriors don’t belong in sport and don’t belong in advertising or marketing. Just ask Gillette how it went for them or Colin Kaepernick how it went for him. Both well intended. Both disastrous. I wish Mercedes well as they find out how little anybody...

    Show Me the Kindness

    Jacinda travelled to Queenstown last week to announce $85 million of government funding, aimed at assisting the town's Town Centre project and also to help fund stage one of Queenstown's Arterials projects. These projects are not of immediate assistance to the tourism sector, but will be...

    Uber, WeWork, Airbnb – How Coronavirus Is Bursting the Tech Bubble

    John ColleyWarwick Business School, University of Warwick A handful of technology companies have benefited from coronavirus. Amazon has profited handsomely, as have streaming and video conferencing platforms like Netflix and Zoom. But the pandemic has laid bare the shaky foundations of a number...

    A Question of Trust

    Val Hooper, Victoria University Gordon Anderson, Victoria University Stephen Blumenfeld, Victoria University Anyone familiar with George Orwell’s novel 1984 will relate to the menace of Big Brother watching their every keystroke and mouse click. For a growing share of the workforce that...

    What Becomes of the “Non-essential”?

    Chris Penk The BFD is serialising National MP Chris Penk's book Flattening the Country by publishing an extract every day. What becomes of the “non-essential”? A government whose chief virtue is PR can normally be relied on...

    Gab Has Been Blacklisted by Visa

    Gab is a free-speech alternative to Twitter. They have been undermined and attacked ever since they launched with payment platforms taking away their ability to access reader subscription payments and the Apple App store refusing to list for sale their apps. Now even...

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