PRE-EUROPEAN FINANCIAL WIZARDRY

A report about the Financial Market Authority lists its maori name, specifically Te Mana Tatai Hokohoko. Broadly translated Tatai Hokohoko means organised trade.

That would be acceptable, if rather infantile, given pre-European maori were not traders, although they certainly were once Europeans arrived.

But swapping say a fleshy shin bone for a forearm in a mood of goodwill during a cannibal feast, as doubtless may have occurred, doesn’t constitute trading. Note the agency is not The Market Authority, but instead the “Financial” Market Authority.

How long I wonder, before government money is allocated to some pretender with a non-academic nonsense degree in maori wonderfulness, to “research” and write a book showing that just as pre-European maori discovered the Antarctic, so too they invented coinage.

One thing’s certain, the first shyster to do that will have 100% endorsement from the disgraceful Royal Society.

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They may possibly have invented b.s.

When the printing press stops; and digital currency becomes reality, we may have to go back to bartering.

Cant wait, as its going to be much more fun than seeing my taxes being wasted by clowns who have no idea on running anything.

6th Generation New Zealander October 20, 2021 at 12:36 am

Judging by the waste displayed on the NZ taxpayers unions Facebook page, a research grant for ‘pre-European currencies’ could well be on the cards.

I’m glad I found your blog.

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