PROFESSOR SINGER

On 14th June one of Australia’s most famous ever citizens, the acclaimed philosopher Peter Singer, was due to deliver a speech at Sky City. I wouldn’t go as I find listening to speeches tiresome, but in this case it would be unnecessary anyway as I’m fully aware of Singer’s views and mostly agree with him. But were I to have a one-to-one there are two points I’d raise.

APOLOGY TO MARY-ANN McCARTY

A few weeks ago I wrote a teasing article suggesting Tauranga lawyer Mary-Ann McCarty had come up with a unique prison avoidance defense on behalf of her criminal client.

TVNZ / RADIO NZ MERGER – FULL CIRCLE

Reports suggest a merger is likely.  I laughed when I saw these, my mind going back to the late 1980s when I was a member of the Government Enquiry into the Broadcasting Department.

ECONOMIST CAN’T COUNT

As a field of study economics falls into the behavioural category and unlike say maths, is not one of absolutes. Nevertheless, one would assume some comprehension of sums would be a pre-requisite, say up to a 13 year old school pupil’s level. Seemingly not so.