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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Keith Rankin: Autistic Economics?

In June this year, a group of economics students at one of France's leading tertiary institutes, the École Normale Supérieure, revolted. They were objecting to the obsession with abstract mathematical modelling that dominates economics education worldwide. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00175.htm


2: Scoop Archive: Mild Greens deliver Class D Drug solution.

Christchurch Legalisers have recommended that the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 be amended to accommodate Class D restricted drugs. The move would be "in anticipation of a probable shift in the legal status of cannabis".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1a/fd/200003071151.a2329d79.html


3: Sludge Report #44 – A Test Of Faith

In this edition: Chinese Wisdom – A Test Of Faith

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00169.htm


4: OECD Projects Continuing Economic Growth

"The OECD review of the New Zealand economy projects growth of 3.5 percent this calendar year, 2.9 percent next year and 2.8 percent in 2002," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00537.htm


5: Search Me Why Marijuana Is So Popular!

These were the 20 most popular search terms typed into the Lycos search engine for the week ending November 18. Other than prurient content, the list reflects what is on people's minds

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00107.htm


6: Sludgegate: "Neighbours from Hell!"

Witnesses in the Sludgegate trial today described Auckland City Council as 'out of control' on Waiheke, and likened them to the TV programme 'Neighbours From Hell.'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00109.htm


7: Bloodbath Imminent In West Papua

For those of you that don't know, the imminent bloodbath which is very likely going to take place on the 1st December 2000, will shock even the hardest of you. So please read on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00235.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Bangladesh Labour Conditions – OECD Criticisms – Early Childhood Education – OECD Observations - Adult Literacy – TPK and Closing The Gaps – Tourism Growth – State House Poverty Traps – Baby Walker Safety ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00177.htm


9: Maori '2000' - Private 2001?

"What's up with the 2000 school certificate mathematics examination?" wonders Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of education, Warrick Brown. "It is appalling," he says, "that yet another generation of New Zealanders ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00111.htm


10: Julz’s World: Verbier Skiing Drama

Last weekend some friends took advantage of the early snowfall in Switzerland, skiing at a popular resort. They stopped to catch their breath on a mountainside, watching a Cessna fly low overhead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00176.htm


11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Selling Health Changes – Exporting To Oz – Super Investment Policies – Buddle Findlay’s Billings – Super Fund Contributions – Greenhouse Gases – Closing Gaps – Public Health Focus – Rental Poverty Traps – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00171.htm


12: Minister Protests 2kg Chocolate Quota

Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton distributed 2 kilograms of chocolate to diplomats at a function in Wellington today to demonstrate the barriers on many New Zealand agricultural exports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00551.htm


14: Aung San Suu Kyi Fights To Keep Her House

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma's Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped under virtual house arrest, but she is fighting to keep her stately lakeside home from being seized by her estranged US-based brother.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00174.htm


15: Queensland Election Fiasco

While the eyes of the world have been focused on the election fiasco in America, the Beattie Labour government in Queensland is likely to lose its parliamentary majority before the end of the year because of electoral fraud. John Howard reports. Queensland ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00170.htm


16: Paul Holmes Comes Out

In a radio interview last night, Paul Holmes knocked his interviewer for six. As part of his nationwide promotional tour to publicise his album, Holmes discussed aspects of the New Zealand music recording scene with Eddie O'Strange on the Town ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00066.htm


17: Government Must Heed Warnings In OECD Report

The Minister of Finance must not ignore an OECD report which shows his Government's policy settings are profoundly damaging to our country and are moving us in completely the wrong direction, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00547.htm


18: National Radio Midday Report

ACC – Protesters Sue – GM Commission – Closing The Gaps – Chinese Visit – Public Health Advisory Board – Florida Legal Action – Middle East Violence – Rural Firemen – Canterbury University Budget – Plant Moves – Queensland Electoral Fraud – Workplace ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00136.htm


19: Citic Beijing Stung - Original Statement

Explanatory Note: Following is the notice Scoop received withdrawing the original Citic release which was issued in error by Network Communications yesterday. Scoop has decided to reinstate it as background information to provide full context to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00216.htm


20: New Book On The Land Girls

Shearing, fencing, and even biting off lambs' testicles were among the many tasks performed on New Zealand farms by the 'land girls' of the Second World War. Who were these brave and hardy women? What were they doing on our farms?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00071.htm


21: Army Cost Blowout – Headache For Taxpayers

“Admission that the Army’s Armoured purchase price has burgeoned to a massive $700 million dollars is clear evidence that the project has now become a political hot potato and the decision should be revisited,” said Ron Mark, New Zealand First Spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00550.htm


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Peter Dunne: What Has Happened To Tolerance?

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Keith Rankin: Inflation Fears, Bullshit Costs, And Inappropriate Policy

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Binoy Kampmark: When Football Did Not Come Home

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Climate Explained: Is New Zealand Losing Or Gaining Native Forests?

Apart from wetlands, land above the treeline, coastal dunes and a few other exceptions, New Zealand was once covered in forests from Cape Reinga to Bluff. So was Europe, which basically consisted of a single forest from Sicily in southern Italy to the North Cape in Norway, before human intervention... More>>




Sydney Mockdown: The Delta Variant Strikes

It is proving to be an unfolding nightmare. For a government that had been beaming with pride at their COVID contract tracing for months, insisting that people could live, consume and move about with freedom as health professionals wrapped themselves round the virus, the tune has changed... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why The J&J Vaccine Isn’t An Ideal Back-up Option, And Haiti

The news that Medsafe has given approval to Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine means the government is finally putting a backup plan in place, after the series of close shaves it has been experiencing of late in getting its deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine... More>>