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July 16, 2012

The problem is that too much of the discussion has focused on the politics, and not the economics. Emotionally driven rhetoric about economic treason and paranoid reactions to government debt are not a substitute for informed debate. The prime position given to asset sales in our political discourse is unwarranted; asset sales will have far less impact than our representative elite assert.

July 16, 2012

Capitalism is a game – and the odds are stacked against you. It’s an uneven playing field, but you’re in a pretty good position. Who knows, if you play your cards right, you could become the fat cat in the top hat. A nice thought, but there’s not a lot of room at the top of the pyramid. In fact, there’s only room for one. That’s why they call it Monopoly.

July 16, 2012

“Go down to the children’s hospital in Wellington. Have a walk through the wards. They will be jam-packed with kids with illnesses they don’t need to have. Respiratory illnesses. Skin infections.”

“All of the diseases of child poverty in children have gone up,” continued Bryan Bruce, an award-winning New Zealand documentary maker. “We now have tuberculosis in NZ, which we didn’t have. We now have rheumatic fever, which we didn’t have. All of these third world diseases.”

July 16, 2012

“There’s class warfare…But it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning” says Warren Buffet, the worlds’ third richest man. This is the world we live in. But how did we get here? Class divisions aren’t new, but the rate at which they are increasing is unprecedented. As the other side of the tracks becomes further away, Salient looks at why, and what it means for society.

June 5, 2012

Feeling sloppy? Looking like a dork? Think that you’ve lost your appeal as a Human Being?

June 5, 2012

The rise of the politics of cool.

June 5, 2012

Toeing the line between style and substance.

June 5, 2012

Peering into the jaws of the music machine.

June 5, 2012

Interview with Joel Stein.