Category Archives: In the news

Trump versus the Economists

A short time ago, over a thousand (actually 1,140) economists sent President Trump a letter. They were clearly appalled at President Trump’s economic protectionism, his tough and erratic rhetoric on the Trade requirements of the US and in particular, his … Continue reading

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SOME MISPLACED METHODIST TOLERANCE?

One aspect of the disparate family that now constitutes the Methodist Church in New Zealand is starting to concern me. Don’t get me wrong. I rejoice in a Church which is sufficiently “family” to encompass progressives and conservatives. We find … Continue reading

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Happy to be Hitched?

Some thoughts on the debatable wisdom of being hitched to a once rising stellar body …. Up until recently I had been attracted to the notion of hitching one’s wagon to a star. Now it occurs to me that this may well … Continue reading

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Tax Rebate: Now you see it – now you don’t ?????

Apparently Donald Trump’s degree in real estate didn’t include a topic entitled “common sense in economics”. 1. Yes, we can see that some (especially the rich) can now look forward to a federal tax rebate. 2. Yes, we can see … Continue reading

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Making America Great??The Polls say something different!

Did you detect any irony with the sight of the representatives of the cash strapped US Government going cap in hand to the White House to cobble together a temporary cash relief fix – then a few days later, watching  some of the same … Continue reading

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TRUMP’S SOLAR WALL: POWER TO THE PEOPLE?

Having watched a number of alternative energy projects fail through naive misunderstanding of practicalities I am wondering if the President of the United States is well served by his advisers. Mr Trump claims he is looking at building his wall … Continue reading

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A Challenge for Auckland Churches

At the recent School of Theology at Vaughan Park, the assembled Methodist Church leaders heard Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University describe the present and substantial changes heading our way. Many of these changes are already presenting real challenges for … Continue reading

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