I’ve been watching all the hysteria surrounding the cost of the new iPhone with great amusement. There’s an article on stuff saying the prices are way too high (see the available plans here), a petition to get the iPhone on prepay here and John Campbell was having a good crack at the guy from vodafone […]
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About Will Taylor
Will loves economics,technology and football. He runs the technical side of the blog and very occasional rants about economics, technology and football....
As a (sometimes) frustrated user of public transport, he has also recently become very interested in the economics of transport.
Entries by Will Taylor
As may have noticed I find the whole “strategic asset” thing a little ridiculous. If I thought the situation was stupid before, you can imagine how I felt when I read Dr Cullen saying that the law actually states that it must be a “strategic asset” on “sensitive land”. Where sensitive land is “defined in […]
So we have been talking about asset sales (or the blocking of) in relation to Auckland airport a fair amount lately. As you may or may not have picked up I don’t really have a problem with the idea as the assets in question were already owned by investors and nothing bad had happened. We […]
The government has blocked the sale of 40% of Auckland International Airport (AIAL) to the Canada Pension plan as it does not pass the test of “benefiting New Zealand”. it’s a good thing those money hungry Canadians aren’t going to bleed the economy dry by taking control of a “strategic” asset. On a serious note, […]
A big fuss is being kicked up about the fact that the news media kept secret the fact that Prince Harry was on the front lines in Afghanistan. Now I can understand that people might be pissed that he’s getting special protection because people might target him. I can kind of sympathize with this point […]
I saw an interesting piece on Breakfast this morning (now that I have a “real” job I’m actually up that early) about how today is buy no petrol day. Apparently the idea is if we all buy no petrol today this will “hit the petrol company’s bottom lines” and make them clean up their act […]