Bernard Hickey's Latest Outage, Sorry, Outrage.
Amazon is the Hero, Not the Villain in the Piece.
Labour's David Clark Declares War on the Consumer.
The Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?
Comments Policy: I'm not moderating comments, so keep it sane and understand all spammers die in my world. Government officials please read disclaimer at bottom of page.
... No such luxury for Nigella, thanks to law courts that operate with less ethics or seeming guidelines for the care of individual lives than reality television.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says New Zealand's slide in international rankings which measure achievement in maths, science and reading is not a Government failing because the students who sat the tests were not products of its National Standards system, but were schooled earlier. New Zealand plunged in all three categories in the OECD league tables, which were the result of testing 15-year-olds in 65 countries including 4000 young people in New Zealand.Experts said the rankings were not the most important part of the report, but the scale of the fall was still damaging for a government which has put student achievement at the heart of its education policy.The Programme for International Study Assessment (Pisa) report, released last night, showed that since the last testing period in 2009 New Zealand had fallen in ranking from 7th to 13th in reading, 13th to 23rd in maths, and 7th to 18th in science.
Excerpt: New Zealand Curriculum.Students will be encouraged to value:Equity, through fairness and social justice.Community and participation for the common good.’
1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.