The colonial problem
Throughout Anglo colonial states there is a constant habit of defining people who aren’t white as a problem, writes Aaron Smale in this personal essay.
One bad cheque too many
Martin Luther King Jr said in 1963: “America has given the Black people a bad cheque, a cheque which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds’.” Six generations of egregious police violence later, the sentiment out of which those bad cheques were born could be shifting.
Will we get the overdue reforms history promises?
The mantra for economic and social change in the wake of Covid-19 is strong, but it is not yet clear whether it will amount to much
Post-Covid graduates must challenge experts
A post-Covid-19 NZ needs university courses that produce graduates empowered to question the overconfident ethical pronouncements of experts everywhere, writes Nicholas Agar.
Back on the forgotten world highway
Freed from lockdown in the south, Allan Ramsay points the car north towards the uncertain future.
Lockdown lessons from Kiwi businesses
Rod Oram spoke to the leaders of 16 Kiwi businesses over seven weeks, during which they and their businesses rose to meet unprecedented demands. Here’s what he learned.
The welfare system is an economic shock
With the new benefit policy, only some of us get to be in that waka the Prime Minister has talked about, while others get swept away further into poverty.
Only one thing matters
True to the party’s nature, National’s leadership change was not about personalities, policies, or even performance – it was solely focused on regaining political office
Smooth the path for business to adapt
The Government needs to be thinking about how to make it simpler and easier for businesses to quickly adapt to a changed world