because they cost so bloody much for anyone without a gold card to ride.
And isn't that the opposite of what should be the case - given non-Gold Card holders are (in the main) using the transport to facilitate productive activity (work) - whereas Gold Card holders are likely using it for consumptive activity.
Thanks, will read.
Looking at a photo of the National cabinet earlier this week I thought, “I despise almost every single one of these people.” It would be hard to find a bigger collection of liars and self-interested pricks who don’t give a damn about our country. Thank God that’s finally changed.
What makes me most ecstatic is that as a nation we won't have to listen to lies, denials and obfuscation any more.
I hope Jacinda moves from Let's Do this - to Let's Own this. What a refreshing change in Parliament that would be.
It’s real, it happened, she did it. Too awesome.
Yep, amazing. Now the task of proving it to be the dream team. Can't wait to hear all those taking Ministerial portfolios across the three coalition partners - people who want to make progress, as opposed to excuses.
And/or perhaps these folks;
James Shaw posts on their site;
How can they have meaningful data on this at all?
Yep, I asked myself the same question.
Here's the authors explanatory page about the book;
And the link on that page to the data sets on each NZ electorate;
How else do you explain the 10% drop??
This authors analysis suggests some of it was in part a move to TOP;
And that Labour’s vote increased predominantly from those who had previously voted National, Maori and NZ First;
And then the direct analysis of the Green vote is here;
Quite a strong rebuttal! But I would be very interested in any scientific polling of knowledge of MMP.
Certainly not scientific, but over many years I've gained a bit of anecdotal understanding as I teach bachelor degree candidates in both the humanities and the sciences on the history of environmental law in New Zealand.
I find very little is understood about the origins and progress of the concept of democracy, and even less about the form of our own Parliamentary democracy - and even less again about how laws are made and amended. And that's before I even get to anything to do with our electoral system (which I don't get into because I'm not teaching core civics - I'm just trying to provide some context to law making and the inputs from civil society that have shaped environmental law).
To my mind, civics education is desperately needed here. Civics is not politics - two different subjects to my mind. Civics is about forms of governance and public participation in decision-making; whereas politics is about ideological expressions/premises.
Youtube clip of Fox and Flavell singing’ Santa Baby’ in the house ….deleted as it didn’t appear to load proper…
Here you go;
that the MP seems to represent folk at the…better heeled end of the spectrum. Like the Treaty settlements…there’s not a lot of trickle down to the plebs in the iwi.
Tama Iti made this point this morning on Marae and Hone's made the same point on a number of occasions. My stomach turned when I read the covenants Ngai Tahu put on their Wigram Skies residential subdivision;
A more blatant initiative towards exclusionary design criteria (as a means to 'hold up' land and build prices to keep those in need out) would be hard to find.