Wednesday nightcap

French TV on Macron and his attitude

While Macron was condemning Nationalism, Poland has their largest Independence Day march ever

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Wednesday Weapons


Helen Clark on the NZ Cannabis Referendum

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I hear you’re a racist now, Father

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Daily roundup

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The ultimate alarm clock for the Whale Meat Company.

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Today in rock history

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1905, singer and guitarist John Henry Barbee.

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Hadith for the day

As the Christmas gift giving season approaches, some words of wisdom.

For that special man in your life – perfume will not be rejected.


Inequality: Perception versus reality

Interestingly we’ve been sold such a lie about inequality that, when surveyed, people in New Zealand actually thought that the top 1% owned more than they actually do.

BBC writer Bobby Duffy thinks that our misperceptions of reality are partly emotional. quote.

The concentration of wealth at the top really has grown. And not just in the US. In 2017, for the first time since we’ve had reliable wealth measurement drawn from national statistics, the top 1% wealthiest people in the world owned more than the rest of the population put together.

But when survey researchers ask people to guess what proportion of the wealth the top 1% in their respective countries own, they’re often way out, as seen in Ipsos’ Perils of Perception studies.

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