Charting Our Unemployment Crisis

Key Points: Unemployment is at a 13 year high of 7.3% Our recovery from the global financial crisis is pathetic. Our annual GDP growth rate is a national disgrace. Labour costs have increased almost 40%…

I’m Glad I Live In New Zealand

The passing of the US Presidential Election makes me glad I live in New Zealand. Despite the poor economy, high cost of living and negative culture there are a lot of things going for us…

Due Diligence Questions For Investors

If you are thinking about investing in something, you have to do your due diligence. The finance company collapses, ponzi scheme failures and property investment scams that have been revealed following the global financial crisis…

Leaky Homes Fiasco and FAP

The multi-billion dollar assistance scheme for leaky home victims is called the Financial Assistance Package. It is clear no one at MoBIE realises how funny this is. Mr Rainey asked the Ministry of Business, Innovation…

Bring Back The Bookies

It’s never hard to find a government agency wanting to rain on someone’s parade. The news that office sweepstakes on the Melbourne Cup could attract a $1,000 fine from the Department of Internal Affairs almost…

Kim Dotcom And Pacific Fibre II

Lance Wiggs has a very good explanation of the hurdles any attempt to resurrect the Pacific Fibre project will have to overcome. He outlines the extremely risk-averse guarantees institutional investors want, the enormous amount of…

Instapaper Or Readability?

There’s no point writing something if it can’t be read by your potential customers. Many websites fall short of the mark with readability. I’m currently alternating between the Instapaper and Readability extensions in Chrome. Why?…