Category Archives: Social policy

Men at Meetings

In my last post (Confessions of a Former Liberal: Part I) I wrote that I’d been going to a few political meetings. So it turns out, I’m not going to be doing that any more. Why not? Read on… Last … Continue reading

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Women at the Top

Every so often I receive a newsletter from the Ministry of for Women‘s Affairs which showcases a handful of women high achievers.  I don’t know how many lesser mortals read the newsletter.  No chance we’ll all fit at the top of … Continue reading

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Keeping the World Safe for Liberals

“First they came for the Jews…” It’s become a cliché by now, but as I watch the ‘liberal establishment’ (for want of a better slur) twist and squirm at the rise of the fascistic nativism of Donald Trump I can’t … Continue reading

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Ministry of Anti-Feminism

Our Cringemaking Minister in Charge of the Ministry of Women I hesitate to say that Louise Upston, newly in charge of the newly named Ministry of Women, should be put in the same category as those politicians and members of … Continue reading

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National’s Visionless Nullity

TROUBLE AHEAD:  The Reserve Bank has twice in a month put the kybosh on National’s “look how clever we are, we conjured up a surplus” mantra as the solution to all economic ills.   I doubt Finance Minister Bill English … Continue reading

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At the end of the day: Post-Election Blues Series

Three days before the election I couldn’t hold myself back from beginning a post although my mood was grim.   I felt I could only hope for a cliffhanger.  This didn’t seem very satisfactory so the next day I changed … Continue reading

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The Budget, The Media: Lo and Behold a Paper-Thin Surplus

As usual I had difficulty getting  my head around said Budget but my son helped out.   I doubt I’m any more bereft than the average punter so it would help if the media gave us some basic insight into … Continue reading

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