Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mr Collins, Mr Key and refusing to hear “No”

Jane Austen wrote a classic scene in Pride and Prejudice in which a man simply refused to hear the word, “No.” Mr Collins, a bumbling obtuse and really somewhat repulsive clergyman was determined to make an offer of marriage to … Continue reading

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The “Property Investors Pay Tax Already” canard

Capital gains tax is back under discussion, with the Governor of the Reserve Bank practically pleading with the government to do something about absurd property prices in Auckland (one, two). A capital gains tax is not the only measure that … Continue reading

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