EXPLAINING TRUMP

Thousands of books have already been written about Trump, the vast majority justifiably expressing abhorrence. There will be thousands to come, trying to explain how in the greatest economy and democracy in history, this disaster could have happened. I think it’s explicable.

BITCOIN INSANITY

The financial markets have never been more irrational. All sound traditional valuations are out the window in a classic tulip mania scenario.

HAS THE SAINTED ASHLEY BLUNDERED?

New Zealand is trailing almost the entire world in Covid vaccinations. The government justifies this on two grounds.

A TRIBUTE TO OLIVER HARTWICH

The Dept of Internal Affairs advises that once again Oliver has topped the list for the most popular new-born boy’s name. That’s eight years in a row now.

YESTERYEAR’S EXCITING NEW ZEALAND

Poking about in my library’s extensive drama section, an oddity given my derision for the theatre but I have books on everything, lo and behold I came across a copy of a (back then), the much vaunted New Zealand play, “The Tree”, written by a Stella Jones.