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An Interesting Economics Article

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:08 am Sun 31st May 2015

I realise this might be seen as off-topic for MENZ Issues. However, I think men still concern themselves a lot with politics and economic theory and readers might find this interesting. I will understand entirely if it is taken down as being outside the scope of MENZ Issues.


  1. Yes that’s an interesting article.
    Strangly the author and some of those that commented are waiting for politicians to wake up to the crisis.
    Because of this “waiting” humanity is doomed.
    Politicians in USA and NZ alike are “leaders” because they pander to the needs of the rich not the needs of the people.
    The ONLY way to reduce the widening gap between rich and poor is to eliminate financial backing of candidates and have elections based on fair policies- implemented in the interests of the community, not the 1% club who currently hold us all to the ground with a heavy boot to our throats.
    In the USA there are more empty homes than there are homeless people.
    Here in Christchurch I know of men that have been imprisoned for no other crime than finding themselves a place to sleep sheltered from the rain. While hundreds of relativly undamaged homes remained empty. City mission and St Vinnie’s can’t cope with the crisis.
    Mr Brownley couldn’t give a fuck. Nor John Key but each election year he’s the first to bleat about his poor state house upbringing.

    Bring out the pitchforks. !
    Eat the rich. !

    Comment by power 2 people — Sun 31st May 2015 @ 3:21 pm

  2. I found this ted talk interesting.

    Although not specifically a men’s issue, it effects us all in one way or another.

    I’m also interested in thoughts of others on the topic.

    Comment by Voices back from the bush. — Sun 19th July 2015 @ 5:02 pm

  3. Oops, Seems the link didn’t work.

    Comment by Voices back from the bush. — Sun 19th July 2015 @ 5:03 pm

  4. This just links to the iTunes App download page Voicesbftb.

    If you find the title of the talk and the speaker then do a Google search, you will likely find the talk available where those of us without an iTunes account can hear it.

    Comment by JohnPotter — Sun 19th July 2015 @ 9:08 pm

  5. Thanks John.
    I struggle somewhat with low tech abilities.
    The problem has been isolated.
    Its location is between the device and the chair.
    I just wanted to share about a ted talk that was fascinating.
    It is a recent one.
    It’s entitled “everything you think you know about addiction is wrong. ” by Johann Hari.
    Perhaps someone with abilities might post the link.

    Comment by Voices back from the bush. — Sun 19th July 2015 @ 11:05 pm

  6. I’ve seen it, and yes it is very interesting even if a bit off-topic for MENZ.

    Watch here:
    Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.

    Comment by JohnPotter — Mon 20th July 2015 @ 8:32 am

  7. @John Potter

    Off topic? On the face of it you could say that.

    But if you dispose of the subject and relate the description of the social environment and the remedy then I can relate that very closely to the approach we took with men that were helped by Union of Fathers.

    You can also relate the punitive attitude that society downloads on participants in the Family Court.

    She had to go to the Family Court, her ex must be a bastard.

    He had to go to the Family Court, must have done something wrong.

    In spite of the overwhelming number of successful outcomes we brought about, the vested interests were not inclined to change their approach.

    Quite the opposite they ‘hated’ us with a passion.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 20th July 2015 @ 9:22 am

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