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% spent on housing as a share of disposable income, OECD members, 2014

New Zealand is pretty much on top of the world as to the amount of income that households must spend keep a roof. That success is a product of local council restrictions on the supply of land and national and local regulations such as under the Resource Management Act (RMA) that increase the costs of bringing lands in the market. 109 more words

Politics - USA

What victory at Gallipoli could have stopped

On May 24, 1915, the Allied Powers jointly issued a statement explicitly charging for the first time ever another government of committing `a crime against humanity’. 236 more words

Politics - New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand inflation rates adjusted for new goods and quality bias of 1.5%

In praise of measurement error: good thing no one noticed the severe deflation in Australia and in New Zealand in the late 1990s for otherwise the do-gooders might have felt the need to do something about it. 19 more words

Politics - New Zealand

Earth Day activists are now victims of the mass kidnappings

Mass kidnappings is the only charitable explanation for their failure to be dancing in the streets by Eart Day activists over the greening of the planet courtesy of capitalism since Earth Day 1970? 51 more words

Politics - USA

I roamed all over Devonport on my bike when I was a lad. No more, no longer!?

As a soon-to-be parent, I find this fascinating and terrifying. The diminishing range of children visualized: http://t.co/7NiFN9Eaw0
Austen Allred (@AustenAllred) April 18, 2015

Politics - USA