Friday, July 18, 2008

Rounding up the working week here at NOT PC

If you missed your fix of NOT PC this week, then don't worry ... too much. Here's what writers, readers and ranters in the comments section decided were the best half-dozen or so posts here this week:

  1. Making nanny state bigger one dead rat at a time
    National might think they're being smart with their 'me too' election strategy, but but leaves a hole a Labour strategist could drive a truck through -- and probably will.
  2. NZ ~ 100% there for the taking!
    Plans have just been uncovered of a new Australian Federal Government initiative for the 'closer economic integration' of New Zealand. Visit InvadeNewZealand.Com for details.
  3. REVIEW: Little Bushman & Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, (Auckland Town Hall)
    Crikey, this was good!
  4. Chrysler Building - William van Allen
    New York's Chrysler Building is now Abu Dhabi's Chrysler Building -- an unintended consequence of Keynesian economics and environmentalist anti-development policies.
  5. ECE: Me too.
    National has just released its policy on early childhood education. It varies not a whit from every other National policy.
  6. Let's all have inflation to go
    Some people still think the Reserve Bank fights inflation. Poor saps. Here's the history of NZ's inflation, in a graph...
  7. It's not peak oil, it's peak politics
    It's not the earth's capacity to deliver more oil that is at threat, but our capacity to extract more oil from it. The market can solve the energy crisis, but only if we actually have a market.

Enjoy! And don't forget to check out this week's Objectivist bloggers' roundup over at Noodle Food and, if you still want you say say on the issue I've studiously avoided here, head over to Lindsay Perigo's site and join the ongoing debate about Tony Veitch.

And finally, in the wake of US government bailouts of every bank they can think of with as much created credit as they can get away with, and the NZ government's $750 million bailout of the Reserve Bank's failing foreign exchange dealings, here's the quote of the week, from The Onion:

WASHINGTON--A panel of top business leaders testified before Congress about the worsening recession Monday, demanding the government provide Americans with a new irresponsible and largely illusory economic bubble in which to invest.
"What America needs right now is not more talk and long-term strategy, but a concrete way to create more imaginary wealth in the very immediate future," said Thomas Jenkins, CFO of the Boston-area Jenkins Financial Group, a bubble-based investment firm. "We are in a crisis, and that crisis demands an unviable short-term solution." [Hat tip Jeffrey Tucker].

Makes you wonder who's the real satirists! Have a great weekend.

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