Tagged: Xenophobia

A beginning of semester corona-rant - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Mar 04, 2020

I’ve had enough of COVID-19 now. No, I haven’t had it (well, not that I’m aware of), what I mean is I’ve had enough of reading misleading headlines, hearing xenophobic attitudes and dealing with outright selfish behaviour. Let me elaborate: Point 1 We know that every outbreak will be accompanied by a kind of tsunami of information, but also within … Read More

Soak the tourists? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 11, 2015

Gareth Morgan argues that New Zealand needs to do a better job in extracting all the surplus from tourists.He first argues that foreigners buying property here would pay a fairer tax share under comprehensive capital income taxation on the value of their purchased property.A lot here would hinge on relative elasticities.Suppose that foreign demand for NZ property is completely … Read More

Not as Good - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Aug 25, 2010

I see Paul Henry is in trouble again. This time over suggesting that foreign doctors aren’t as good as those trained in New Zealand. I suspect he makes stupid comments like this deliberately, because he knows they are good for ratings. As a foreign-trained doctor myself, I find it hard to take offense at Henry’s [...] Related posts: … Read More