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  1. #5471
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    Melb and Sydney wouldn't be such big cities if it wasn't for migrants.

    So you'd be able to drive around the city then?

    Scale of economies too.
    Hear this all the time. It's nonsense.

    If it were true, then everyone in the UK would be rich. But they ain't.


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    a belated thanks for the compliment Davo

    yes, it is a complicated equation and i don't believe anyone has all the answers

    part of the problem being everyone gains and loses different from changing demographics, population levels etc.

    i came through pokeno today and it's growing at a stupendous rate

    presumably waikato is getting a HUGE boost in rate payers, but pukekohe/auckland is providing the bulk of the services they will use

    is that fair, is it sustainable - i don't know!

    but dormitory suburbs in another locality are a "cheat" that's in full use world-wide, from new jersey/new york to guangzhou/hong kong


    part of the problem is the lie of "user pays"

    local gov. voting rights allow anyone living in a locality to vote for increased spending to be paid for by the minority land owning rate-payers

    so whichever mayor or councillor promises the most services gets in

    similar with national gov.

    all over 18 can vote for more "spending" to be paid for by the minority net tax payers

    a simple solution to nz's shortage of "workers" and "savings" is to settle on the endless growth model, where we import young hard workers to pay more in taxes than they currently cost in benefits, and sell our stuff to the highest bidders

    we all have similar ideas for the need to better balance the economy

    but have no agreement on where that should be


    as i've spend about half my life overseas in bigger? countries with less generous social welfare spending

    it seems obvious to me that nz simply can't afford more welfare spending without earning more through exports

    but my feeling that we "obviously need to live within our means" probably says more about my "character" than "pattern recognition ability/IQ"

    the next few years in the uk are going to be very educational

    most brits seem to now NOT want brexit

    or

    a hard left labour gov. under corbyn

    unfortunately their 2 main parties seem only able to offer those alternatives

    apparently nz got the new $6 billion? lord of the rings amazon tv series

    because the other shortlisted choice, scotland, was too risky for such investment until after brexit had been worked out
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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    a belated thanks for the compliment Davo

    yes, it is a complicated equation and i don't believe anyone has all the answers
    Haha.

    Sorry, I was in a rush yesterday morning, I didn't mean to bruise your ego.
    It's all tongue-in-cheek anyway.

    I agree, no "one" has all the answers.
    But is "reason" the property of a single individual, or is it just something we're all a conduit for?

    Bringing it down to the small picture.
    I don't want more people because I'm tired of being stuck in lines.
    I can't even think of a single person who enjoys waiting in lines.
    With hospitals, some people even die waiting.

    But to the point.
    What are you personally going to get out of more people?
    That's a serious question, what's in it for you?
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    It's the unorganized and reactionary way NZ deals with a growing population while at the same time egressing infrastructure for "goodwill" vibes that confuses the heck out of me.

    Building buckets of Coronation Street townhouse complexes in the burbs. These units have no availability for off street parking. While at the same time car parks are being ripped out and replaced with cycle lanes.

    No additional classrooms, medical facilities or an other infrastructure improvements built in the area. Reducing and centralizing local policing resources away from the burbs.

    Tapping yet another extension on the end of an extended extension on the end of a hundred year old water and sewage system. The hundreds of kilometers of old pipes are slowly being replaced 50cm at a time as they fail for the seventh time in two years in the exact same spot.
    Theses pipes are are failing faster than they can be patched and the complete replacement cost is unthinkable for any future Council official. Watching the repair effort after the Christchurch quakes, perhaps the Wellington Council is holding out for the big one so the government will step in and replace all the aging pipes for them?

    Growing a population to play catchup for an aging labour force and growing retirees liability can only be successful if the infrastructure to support them is in place beforehand.

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    not about my ego duck

    you say this to bob

    Nice.
    You're going in the right direction.
    They were distracted by the small picture.
    You're being distracted by the middle scale picture.
    But, for a totally successful result, you need to think bigger.

    do you have some Nobel prize in economics that we should know about?

    'cause that's about the only podium that would make such rudeness understandable between normal adults
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    is that fair, is it sustainable - i don't know!
    Fair? I don't care. Sustainable, of course it isn't.

    a simple solution to nz's shortage of "workers" and "savings" is to settle on the endless growth model, where we import young hard workers to pay more in taxes than they currently cost in benefits, and sell our stuff to the highest bidders
    And this is why were are here I guess. Only 2 sets of people believe in endless growth, madmen and economists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Only 2 sets of people believe in endless growth, madmen and economists.
    Which group do the W'gton woodenheads fit into, I wonder?
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    which woodenheads?

    the one's who promise "buy now, your children will pay later", that we elect

    or the woodenheads who're supposed to keep that promise?



    the issue is really with greedy voters who want to believe the unbelievable

    than the snake-oil salesmen they trust to deliver, things they don't understand

    like; kiwibuild + money for nothing

    You really can fool some of the people, all of the time
    Politicians pay a surprisingly small price for dishonesty

    https://www.economist.com/internatio...ll-of-the-time
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    A bit of both I think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    not about my ego duck

    you say this to bob

    Nice.
    You're going in the right direction.
    They were distracted by the small picture.
    You're being distracted by the middle scale picture.
    But, for a totally successful result, you need to think bigger.

    do you have some Nobel prize in economics that we should know about?

    'cause that's about the only podium that would make such rudeness understandable between normal adults

    Yes, yes, I'm a terrible person.

    Now perhaps you will say why you want us all to wait in ever longer and longer queues.
    And how "more people" will be made to go to your small coal town, and stay there, with nothing for them to do?


 

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