The Filthy Rich Achieve Their Goal: The Poor Are Screaming For Global Tax Reform!

This weeks Panama Revelations meagre though they were, with only a handful of names released, got the desired effect. The world is screaming for more internationally coordinated tax rules. Obama is calling for international tax reform. Here is a what James Corbett and James Pilato have to say about the Panama papers and the pending […]

Cunliffe’s Policies: First Over The Line By Stealth!

The idea of MMP is of course that groups outside of the two big blocks get a chance to be represented too. It is meant to allow political changes in opinions and needs to change countries peacefully and through elected representatives. At least that is more or less how it has worked over the last […]

Any Chance We Could Hunt A Human Here?

Today I want to share a story with you here that I find most disturbing. I have  no way of checking the veracity except that it was brought to my attention by an elderly gentleman and Kaumatua of the utmost integrity and whose standing in the Maori community is above reproach. He has been a […]

Cris Hedges On The Pathology Of The Rich

Chris Hedges is always worth listening too but I thought that this was a particularly nice one what with our own pathologically rich Prime Minister John “We need the Queen and her descendents to be our heads of state forever” Key showing what disastrous effect it has on our entire country

Why The Rich Really Are Living In An Alternative Universe?

Here are two interesting observations about why the rich really are living in an alternative universe. It pays to keep John Key in mind while reading these articles. One of them is by George Monbiot who argues that the kids of the rich brought up in Private schools are detached through their education of anything […]

How The Super Rich Avoid Taxes Even As They Demand That The Rest Of Us Pay More

While this post addresses the tax situation in the US I still think this is interesting for New Zealand too. The way that we tax people in the United States is fundamentally broken and should be completely discarded.  The U.S. tax code is absolutely riddled with loopholes that allow the super rich to legally avoid […]

The Global Elite Are Hiding 18 Trillion Dollars In Offshore Banks

I’m sure that is the result of all these great lifestyle choices the rich made. In recent days, the fact that Mitt Romney has millions of dollars parked down in the Cayman Islands has made headlines all over the world.  But when it comes to offshore banking, what Mitt Romney is doing is small potatoes.  […]

Be rich and we’ll grant you an immediate permanent residency

I have been married to a Kiwi for 22 years and we have lived together for all that time and just bought a house together. I have lived here for four years never taken a cent from the community and been for all intends and purposes a solid and positive member of my community and […]

NZ fails on the basics of early childhood care

No worries our new government will sort that out. Oh oops, they are giving the tax cuts to the rich and not the poor! How’s that change going for ya? New Zealand has an appalling child poverty rate, spends too little on early childhood services for which there is unequal access, and lags far behind […]

Richest Americans See Their Income Share Grow

And the rich just get richer. n a new sign of increasing inequality in the U.S., the richest 1% of Americans in 2006 garnered the highest share of the nation’s adjusted gross income for two decades, and possibly the highest since 1929, according to Internal Revenue Service data. Meanwhile, the average tax rate of the […]