OnPoint: Don’t let them eat cake
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Just once I'd like to see some media coverage of the changes in divident payouts and stock prices along the same lines, and similar not so subtle pressure for restraint.
I mean even Brian Fallow is somewhat cynical about Roger Douglas's retreaded plans:
It sounds like the old game: privatise the gains, socialise the losses. That's pretty popular these days.
For some franchisees that are close to the wall now, it could be the thing that tips them over.
And who hasn't noticed how cheap pizza is compared to days of yore? How many extra $$$ does this represent to a pizza joint wage bill? Wouldn't an extra 50c per pizza more than cover it?
If I recall correctly, BNZ's chief economist Tony Alexander, hardly a raging socialist, was on record about 5 years ago telling companies whingeing about a certain minimum wage increase to "get a life" because it only applied to about 7% of the total workforce.
Which is why this sort of disingenous whining kinda sluts me off:
I noticed the by-line for the Granny article had Simon Collins' name on it. I still remember when he wrote for the late lamented City Voice in Wellington. Has he actually turned coats, or is he merely toeing the party line?
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