Category: Economic Issues

Dr Muriel Newman

Nature Rules

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has now admitted that proper research did not underpin the harsh emissions targets in the Zero Carbon Bill. He says he simply plucked the 47 percent reduction in methane out of a UN report and is now prepared to change it.


Dr Edward A. Hudson

The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are around 0.17 percent of global emissions. Even if carbon dioxide and methane emissions reduced to zero the effect on climate change would be negligible. For all practical purposes, actions by New Zealand have no effect on climate.


Dr Muriel Newman

Setting New Zealand Up to Fail

The chill winds of the economic slowdown that Winston Peters predicted when he announced the new Government are here. His Government is putting New Zealand onto the path to failure.


Frank Newman

Official Cash Rate Surprise

The Reserve Bank's action says things are now more dire than they were during the Global Financial Crisis.  This is in contrast to the buzz from the Beehive which is: 'Don't worry, be happy'!


Dr Muriel Newman

A Tiger by the Tail

Alarmism over climate change, has now reached dangerous proportions. People are literally afraid for their lives. Many do not realise that they are victims of a hyped-up political propaganda campaign.


Dr Muriel Newman

Private Property Rights Under Threat

A land protest near Auckland airport has serious implications for private property rights in New Zealand - if it is not handled properly by the Government.


Dr Bryce Edwards

Ihumātao reflects the Zeitgeist of 2019

The extraordinary Māori land protest at Ihumātao in Auckland is symbolic of our time. It is unlikely to have occurred, say, five years ago.


Dr Muriel Newman

A Sacrificial Lamb

The Prime Minister’s plan is to put so much pressure on farmers that she will drive them out of business – just as occurred in the coal industry, and oil and gas. So exactly how is she doing this? Here are five ways.


Dr Edward A. Hudson

Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley environment is stimulating and rewarding, both financially and professionally. This attracts more smart, motivated young people. There is a whole ecosystem of skills and resources for new technology companies, especially computer hardware and software. And, rapidly growing companies mean more jobs.


Brian Giesbrecht

New Zealand’s Maori Child Welfare Problem

In Canada we have settled into a stagnant pattern on Indigenous issues. Indigenous advocates argue for the continuation of the separatist status quo, but with more money and power for themselves. The chiefs’ main concern is to keep the money flowing. No politician dares to publicly oppose this separatist, racialized dystopia, and expose it for the nonsense that it is.