Fools Rush In – Blog No. 3.

Alas for New Zealand: a democracy without an effective opposition party is in effect a dictatorship and subject to the whim of whoever is dominant in Cabinet. Right up to the election there was no chance that New Zealand would enter the fray against the Islamic caliphate. Just a couple of days after the election, […]

Public Misperceptions – Blog No. 2.

Recently, Dutch aviation investigators published a preliminary report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines MA-17. A full report is not scheduled until 2015. One might well anticipate that a greater sense of urgency should prevail. Not only for the sake of the relatives of the victims, but also because it was on the strength of […]

Land Sales – Blog No. 1

Given the most recent instance of sales of agricultural land to foreign interests, the media has been awash with politicians positioning themselves for the impending election.  In every instance they choose to play on the gut feeling of keeping New Zealand for New Zealanders. Where is the rational, as opposed to emotive, explanation of why […]