Anyone in business should be familiar with an old truth: if you build your business so that it depends on a single supplier's product, that you can't get anywhere else, you don't actual
For a few years now, I've been advocating a different way to approach digital technology education in schools.
There's been quite a bit of hand wringing and gnashing of teeth about the fact that multinational megacorps don't pay tax, in NZ or anywhere else, really. And I think it's our fault.
I presented these notes to the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade select committee in the Christchurch City Council chambers from 14:55-15:05 on 31 March 2016.
The Select Committee listening to presentations related to the TPPA is the "Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee". It is currently made up of
The TPPA is not a Free Trade Agreement. That is simply a superficial pretence for foisting upon the citizens of the participating countries a set of clubs with which multinational corporations can beat us.
A decade ago, Microsoft was at the top of their game.
5000ish pages of TPPA text recently made public after years of top secret negotiations, was written by a group of 600ish US-based multinational corporate lobbyists and lawyers for the benefit of th