The State

If you live in New Zealand, you are being watched by the NSA

The NSA has set up a facility in Auckland to use the XKeyscore program to harvest all kinds of mass surveillance data on New Zealanders…

Get Your Hands off My ‘Stubbornly High’ Aussie Dollar!

The Aussie dollar has refused to bend to the government’s will. While this week it fell a few cents against the US greenback, it remains stubbornly high…

When I Heard Joe Hockey Talk, I Knew This Was Coming…

I wanted to know what Joe Hockey would do about the hundreds of millions of dollars the government. was raking in by grabbing ‘unclaimed’ bank and super accounts…

Your Freedom Is Being Taken From You

The government plans to force internet and telco providers to keep your digital information (metadata) for up to two years.

Money, Guns and Real Estate

So much money is fleeing China…that it is distorting the global economy, particularly in the art market and with real estate booms.

The State: Protecting and Serving Themselves

The police don’t serve to protect the public…they serve to protect the State from the public. That’s how it is now, and the trend is moving even further…

Tell the Government to Stay our of Your Data

If you permit the government to create a surveillance system like this, you no longer live in a free, liberal society. No one is trusted and everyone is monitored.

The Federal Reserve’s Next Move

Janet Yellen is being pushed into a corner by the Federal Reserve’s own pronunciamientos. It has been threatening to raise interest rates.

Property of the State

Another example of the State sticking its nose into peoples’ everyday lives. It confirms that the government sees your kids as the state’s property.

Down With the Public Sector Tyrants

I’d find it much harder to live without the services provided by the private sector. As for the public sector, well, I can do without that.

Why You’ll Never See Your Superannuation Savings…

You owe it to yourself take this advice. But even if I’m right and you act now, you may not be able to save your entire superannuation savings.

Seeking Asylum? No Problem. But You’ve Got to Join the Army First…

Clearly, illegal immigrants are a headache for the government. But rather than store them on Christmas Island, the Army Reserve wants them to serve their new country.

World Government Tells Australia What to Do…

What you probably didn’t realise when you cast your vote is that there are some things where the Australian government doesn’t have power.

Is This the Start of a New World Order?

Given that the international trade and welfare agencies are Western-focused, the emerging powers don’t feel like they are getting their fair dues.

Imagine How Bad Life Would be Without This…

Anyone who lobbies a government in order to get the government to ban something is in my view an undesirable person.