AmeriNZ 273 – Gearing up

And now I’m easing back into podcasting, so I start with a couple items from the NZ news. Then, it’s on to the new ongoing topic. From there, a voicemail message allows me to expand on topics I talked about in the first part.

I’ll soon revisit the topic of moving to New Zealand, something I talked about years ago. Curious about any aspect of moving to New Zealand? Let me know!

Links for this episode
A new tactic – My blog post on the BSA complaint
The Tory Trifecta – My blog post on National Party supporters’ reactions to the industrial dispute at the Ports of Auckland
Random Realities [Kindle Edition] – by Melanie Fletcher
Blood of Prey (Salem Hills Chronicles) [Kindle Edition] – by R.J. Dennis
Tom the Ramble Redhead’s fundraising page for the “Hustle up the Hancock” fundraiser
Random Realities [Kindle Edition] – by Melanie Fletcher
Blood of Prey (Salem Hills Chronicles) [Kindle Edition] – by R.J. Dennis

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1 thought on “AmeriNZ 273 – Gearing up

  1. Our provincial gov. is in love with PPPs too. The idea is it allows the cost of a school (or whatever) to be moved out of the debt column, and into the operating expenses column. I think it costs *more* in the end (can a private company borrow money at lower interest than a govt? Plus it has to make a profit.), and after the lease is up the public doesn’t own the facility. So you still wind up paying $x/year for mumph years for the school, but it’s a lease instead of a loan, so it never counts as debt. In either case it is an obligation.

    This is the result of over-simplifying to “all debt is bad” instead of acknowledging different kinds of debt. For an individual for e.g. going into debt for food or entertainment is bad; being in debt for a house you continue to live in is OK.

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