The anti-smacking bill: Why you should support it

A recent spate of robberies committed by youth has had the National Party Kaikohe branch chairman demanding that corporal punishment be brought back into schools, and Winston Peters showing his distaste and desire to repeal the “anti-smacking” law via referendum. Their rationale is that repealing section 59 of the Crimes Act is the reason young … More The anti-smacking bill: Why you should support it

Labour’s $200 universal allowance and the rise of the machines

Labour’s UBI policy is one filled with Scandanavian idealism. It aims to counter the technological encroachment on jobs, and pre-empt the rise of Skynet. Opposition leader Andrew Little claims it is looking at the “half” of jobs which will be either be lost or effected by modernity. There is an interesting cost benefit analysis to … More Labour’s $200 universal allowance and the rise of the machines

Debunking the anti-immigration and refugee arguments in NZ

With the largest refugee crisis since WWII happening as we speak, it’s necessary to look at the arguments and facts surrounding the debate of accommodation here in NZ. I’ve already discussed debunking New Zealand First’s immigration policy when I confronted Winston Peters a while ago. To put succinctly, immigrants contribute to a large share of … More Debunking the anti-immigration and refugee arguments in NZ

The Paris talks; NZ’s recent history of pollution and why we need to do more

With the Paris climate change talks reaching the endgame, countries now have to hammer out a clear consensus . And guess what? It’s about the money. Members are demanding the wealthiest countries (who are also polluting the most) take change and cover the financial burden of structural and policy change. To be clear on detail, NZ … More The Paris talks; NZ’s recent history of pollution and why we need to do more