Its winner-takes-all executive government, however, remains unrepresentative.* (This is a follow on from the earlier column on coalitions.) This paper tries to evaluate various coalitions on the basis of their political ideologies.
It uses the scores given to parties by the TVNZ website Vote-Compass, which identifies two dimensions: Right-Left and Social Conservative-Social Progressive.
Changes to parliamentary procedure that Simon Bridges helped craft and then explicitly championed while in Government now appear to be bad for National in opposition. Over the next three years we will find out and whether our lives can be better.
He proved to be very wrong, as economists – of a variety of political persuasions – have said.
Over forty years ago, researchers identified that children and their families were bulk of the poor It was not possible to do this earlier because there was not the data.
The Muldoon Government began addressing the problem with income tax reductions for some families although the total effort was small.
There doesn't appear to be any dispute about what she did. Smith in the bush, resisting Volkner’s neo-fascist enforcers.
The argument is all about what those actions mean and how we should judge them. In this story, there is the good side and the bad side. An ODT column on the use of te reo in the media has put a lot of noses out of joint.