Shearer’s weasel words

Profitable NZ assets shouldn’t be sold to foreigners – so says David Shearer.

Presumably Shearer is saying that non-profitable assets can be owned by foreigners.

Putting aside the fact that it’s actually the business that is profitable, rather than the asset (which is a resource to be used by the business), what happens if Chinese, or Jews (according to the SST, Israeli’s are buying our land) live up to their reputed business acumen and turn non-profitable assets into profitable ones?

Should they be made to give them back to NZers, or are profitable NZ assets ok to keep, just not ok to buy?

It is ok for Crafar Farms to be owned by the Chinese since the farms went into receivership (and therefore aren’t profitable)

We think D-d-d-david Stutterer should tell us why it’s ok for foreigners to own losing assets but not winning ones.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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