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Envy tax, says PM

Posted by Philip on 25 June 2014, 6:27 pm in , , , , , , , , ,

Labour's "alternative budget" today announced, "High earners will pay a tax rate of 36 percent on income over $150,000. Currently the top tax bracket is 33 percent for people earning over $77,000."

The Prime Minister John Key's surly response: "Envy tax." It's a response that epitomises this Government's entitled, ungenerous and irresponsible approach to the economy.

Key's response is typical of the neo-liberalism of conservative politics. It erodes community, rewards greed and treats money, not only like it's an infinite resource, but that it's an entitlement to have more money than others.

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What dumpsters can teach us about life without money

Posted by Philip on 1 February 2012, 8:34 pm in , ,

The multi award-winning documentary DIVE! by filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends reveals three basic rules to dumpster diving, as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets:

  1. First one to the dumpster has first dibs.
  2. Never take more than you need.
  3. Leave it cleaner than you found it.

No money involved in dumpster diving.

Let's apply those rules to supermarkets:

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