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The intensification of ideological pressures is bearable for only so-long before ordinary men and women reassert the virtues of tolerance and common sense – writes Chris Trotter
16th May 22, 8:06am
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The intensification of ideological pressures is bearable for only so-long before ordinary men and women reassert the virtues of tolerance and common sense – writes Chris Trotter
Russia’s invasion & the aggressive economic sanctions in a deeply globalised world will lead to massive global economic disruption & structural change
13th Mar 22, 6:00am
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Russia’s invasion & the aggressive economic sanctions in a deeply globalised world will lead to massive global economic disruption & structural change
David Skilling chronicles a week of remarkable events that signal far-reaching global economic and political changes ahead
6th Mar 22, 10:30am
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David Skilling chronicles a week of remarkable events that signal far-reaching global economic and political changes ahead
Russia's invasion of Ukraine accelerates structural changes in the global economic & political system, requiring hard choices to be made, says David Skilling
27th Feb 22, 6:00am
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine accelerates structural changes in the global economic & political system, requiring hard choices to be made, says David Skilling
Jenée Tibshraeny, a Central Wellingtonian, calls for empathy, pragmatism and a focus on longstanding inequities by politicians
23rd Feb 22, 1:49pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny, a Central Wellingtonian, calls for empathy, pragmatism and a focus on longstanding inequities by politicians
As the Covid experience shows, countries with strong social & political institutions – notably small countries – consistently out-perform. But big challenges lie ahead, says David Skilling
13th Feb 22, 7:30am
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As the Covid experience shows, countries with strong social & political institutions – notably small countries – consistently out-perform. But big challenges lie ahead, says David Skilling
Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the Southeast Asian region will once again be a major theatre of superpower confrontation
9th Feb 22, 12:12pm
by Guest
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Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the Southeast Asian region will once again be a major theatre of superpower confrontation
The insurmountable problem facing President Joe Biden’s democratic capitalist missionaries, is that in order to fill the cups of the oppressed with freedom, they will first be required to empty their own pockets
13th Dec 21, 8:09am
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The insurmountable problem facing President Joe Biden’s democratic capitalist missionaries, is that in order to fill the cups of the oppressed with freedom, they will first be required to empty their own pockets
The drive for local government centralisation and the pressure from Wellington to impose national 'solutions' to local issues, is disconnecting the 'public' from the 'service' they expect and are required to fund, observes Guy Trafford
27th Aug 21, 10:16am
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The drive for local government centralisation and the pressure from Wellington to impose national 'solutions' to local issues, is disconnecting the 'public' from the 'service' they expect and are required to fund, observes Guy Trafford
At either end of the Pacific Ocean, the Centre-Left is displaying a singular incomprehension of cause and effect, Chris Trotter argues
9th Aug 21, 10:12am
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At either end of the Pacific Ocean, the Centre-Left is displaying a singular incomprehension of cause and effect, Chris Trotter argues
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
3rd May 21, 8:30am
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Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
Thitinan Pongsudhirak shows how the recent military takeover in Myanmar could undermine ASEAN - and weaken regional stability more broadly, to China's advantage
5th Apr 21, 9:24am
by Guest
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Thitinan Pongsudhirak shows how the recent military takeover in Myanmar could undermine ASEAN - and weaken regional stability more broadly, to China's advantage
Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
8th Feb 21, 6:02am
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Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
Economist Brian Easton notes that each of us is in a minority of one, protected by the principles of liberal democracy, but with the danger of backsliding. Protecting this social contract is important
1st Feb 21, 10:02am
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Economist Brian Easton notes that each of us is in a minority of one, protected by the principles of liberal democracy, but with the danger of backsliding. Protecting this social contract is important
Stephen Roach interrogates the distinction between US-style cyber-libertarianism and Chinese-style digital surveillance
21st Jan 21, 12:28pm
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Stephen Roach interrogates the distinction between US-style cyber-libertarianism and Chinese-style digital surveillance
Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
8th Jan 21, 10:30am
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Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
Koichi Hamada argues that positive persuasion is the key to closing America's cognitive divide
7th Jan 21, 9:03am
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Koichi Hamada argues that positive persuasion is the key to closing America's cognitive divide
Eric Posner shows why the outgoing US president could not pose as grave a threat to liberal democracy as many had feared
24th Dec 20, 9:20am
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Eric Posner shows why the outgoing US president could not pose as grave a threat to liberal democracy as many had feared
Eric Posner argues that the past four years of norm-breaking have strengthened, not weakened, democratic institutions
8th Dec 20, 8:50am
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Eric Posner argues that the past four years of norm-breaking have strengthened, not weakened, democratic institutions
Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
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Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
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Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
Angus Deaton traces the US's failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic to the 1787 compromise that created the Senate
19th Jul 20, 9:55am
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Angus Deaton traces the US's failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic to the 1787 compromise that created the Senate
A conservative British think tank says we face a grave threat from China and it is time to decouple. They review the exposures built up by the Five Eyes members and find New Zealand especially vulnerable
16th May 20, 4:10pm
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A conservative British think tank says we face a grave threat from China and it is time to decouple. They review the exposures built up by the Five Eyes members and find New Zealand especially vulnerable
George Soros worries that the pursuit of business is threatening the values on which the European Union was founded
13th Feb 20, 12:39pm
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George Soros worries that the pursuit of business is threatening the values on which the European Union was founded
East Asia has a long tradition of forward-thinking policymaking. At a time of serious economic, political, and social challenges, the region must uphold that tradition – or Latin America’s tumultuous present may be its future
30th Nov 19, 10:57am
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East Asia has a long tradition of forward-thinking policymaking. At a time of serious economic, political, and social challenges, the region must uphold that tradition – or Latin America’s tumultuous present may be its future