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The Cost Of Stuff

In 1975 the average cost of a 26" Colour TV was $830 ($7950 in todays money) 
The average cost of a house was $24,000

The wonderful thing about Tom Scott is his remarkable ability to unmask a fallacy and with a few strokes of the pen. The idea that everyone can make it in our society if they just try is simply not true.

If we can have a referendum over the flag- why not a referendum over signing a document that could change all our lives?

" Show me the money " How can Public spending be a good thing when we are so much in debt?

Some months ago I promised I would produce a guide to how you might vote in a child friendly parliament. Here it is.

What sense does an economic policy make that insists a mother go to work stacking shelves in a supermarket ( or whatever) to earn a few dollars to pay a stranger to look after her infant?

Yesterday saw the  launch of the NZ First and Labour Party Election campaigns and with it some Wong and Right thinking.

Reason To Vote # 11   To Keep Public Education.  Ask yourself this :  why would any government open the door to private companies to run our schools?

Answer: Because they think they can save money.

The richer you are the longer you can expect to live. The poorer you are the shorter your life is likely to be.  

National is now the only party that has not committed to cross-party talks after the election on child poverty . 

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Who is Bryan Bruce?

Bryan Bruce is an award winning documentary maker, and best selling author. Born in Scotland in 1948, his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. He grew up in Christchurch and attended the University of Canterbury where he graduated with an M.A.[1] in Sociology and Philosophy and Christchurch Teacher’s College where he earned a Diploma in Teaching.

Bryan is best known for his work on 'The Investigator' documentary series, 'Inside Child Poverty' and 'Mind The Gap'.