Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

I was surfing through radio stations on my cellphone a couple of weeks ago while sitting on the bus and I heard the words “climate change refugee.” I stopped on the station from which these words rang out which unfortunately happened to be radio talkback station NewsTalkZB. Yeah, I know: why on Earth I did … More Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

Now we got bad blood: being poor in a rich world

I have this skill, so I am told, of really annoying or even enraging people who hold right-wing views, and in particular young Tories. I recently exercised this skill in my blogpost “In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport.” I was told I was a “gutter journalist” by many upset readers … More Now we got bad blood: being poor in a rich world

In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport

There is an elite new rich club on the party scene in New Zealand. They are calling themselves the Fulltimer Society and, as much as I can gather, this club of young people is a hybrid of The YaYa Club, another more well-known rich society with a higher profile and membership. The Fulltimer Society was … More In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport

One example of someone who “made it” against “all odds” is not proof that inequality does not exist

Fame and fortune is often more a genetic accident and a series of lucky breaks than hard worked-for success and triumph; inherited wealth creates opportunity that some of us can only dream of. … More One example of someone who “made it” against “all odds” is not proof that inequality does not exist