Politicians’ free lunches end up costing more


Too often we evaluate government policy by what politicians say they are trying to achieve. That’s what gets reported. That saves having to think.

Rodney Hide

Prophecy fails the scientific test

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 17 Aug 13 34

The Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, has done us all a favour and provided a textbook illustration of the difference between science and non-science.

Rodney Hide

Global warming ends with a whimper

WEEKEND REVIEW Thu 13 Jun 13 64

HIDESIGHT And, once again, the Greens are leading the way. They have been the first to shut up about it.

Don't let politics decide land use

WEEKEND REVIEW Sun 24 Feb 13 33

HIDE SIGHT It has historically been governments that have overused and abused natural resources, not private landowners.

Stop stealing to make us roar

WEEKEND REVIEW Sun 10 Feb 13 42

HIDESIGHT There’s nothing better: Foreigners buying up New Zealand businesses, freeing up Kiwis’ money for more productive uses, and still getting to benefit from the companies. 

A scene from the 1977 mini-series Roots

A Southern slave owner vs the modern democratic state

WEEKEND REVIEW Thu 31 Jan 13 82

HIDESIGHT Which is more rapacious? The answer is clear cut.


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