The election in New Zealand is a week away. Who are you going to vote for? It is hard for many people to choose because the choices are so underwhelming. There is not enough real substance […]
An article entitled “Robots could threaten up to half New Zealand’s jobs in next 20 years” highlights yet another problem with our economies. The problem is that workers are losing the ability to find jobs because […]
Adult education is a very good way to help sustain and improve society; it is relatively low cost and can easily be justified by it’s many benefits.
However, in recent years government funding for adult education courses has plummeted. In 2009 […]
These are taxing times but our tax system promotes unsustainability and social inequity. We need radical tax reform to address the issues of externalisation of costs, increasing income gap and environmental degradation.
The benefits […]
Isn’t that an oxymoron?
The Green Growth Advisory Group were asked to report to the Government on how to develop green economic growth, especially through increased exports.
‘Green growth’ is an oxymoron. A positive trade balance certainly […]
The Spirit Level written by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett argues that almost every social problem common in developed societies – reduced life expectancy, child mortality, child well-being, drugs, crime, homicide rates, mental illness […]
A recent opinion piece on the Celsias website called “Fracking in Canterbury – No Compulsion to Publicly Notify and No Need to Consider Seismic Effect” highlights several issues that concern sustainability generally.