Rooms to Rent: Hand-me-down Uni student flats don’t come cheap in Wellington

Rooms to Rent: Hand-me-down Uni student flats don’t come cheap in Wellington

ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFFWellington commerce student Kahli Balle takes us through a tour of her inner-city apartment.Each week, Rooms to Rent reporter Mikaela Wilkes talks to Kiwi renters about what they get for their money.  CENTRAL WELLINGTON  Kahli Balle and her four flatmates are moving out of their Manners St apartment before its lease ends.  The second-year Victoria University students met…

Do Monster Megalodons Still Lurk In Our Waters?

Do Monster Megalodons Still Lurk In Our Waters?

The sighting of a seven-metre shark off the South Australia coast last year excited the world’s media with some making reference to the great white that featured in the classic 1975 film Jaws. It was certainly a big shark but there are tales of even bigger beasts lurking in our waters. With the release of…

Easterly on neoliberalism

If you don’t like my lousy political posts, I have a new monetary one at Econlog. In 2010, I wrote a paper entitled “The Unacknowledged Success of Neoliberalism.” This was in the midst of the Great Recession, when most people viewed neoliberalism as a dirty word. Even Chicago School economists like Richard Posner were jumping…