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  • #1732780
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Halycon
    Thanks for the acknowledgement.

    No worries about our disagreements after all that is what makes a good debate and you do make a good debater. Lots of facts and references to back up your arguments.

    Long may you keep posting.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1732781
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Halycon
    It is true the world population and the effects of climate change are going to be an issue going forward and will have a big effect on the global economy.

    This latest report does not bode well for the world as it shows the predictions made in the past may be tending toward the worse case scenarios as actual climate change speeds up.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/399399/climate-change-impacts-accelerating-as-leaders-gather-for-un-talks

    The five-year period from 2014 to 2019 is the warmest on record.

    Sea-level rise has accelerated significantly over the same period, as CO2 emissions have hit new highs.

    The average rate of rise since 1993 until now is 3.2mm per year.
    The 10-year period from 2007-2016 saw an average of about 4mm per year.
    From May 2014 to 2019 the rise has increased to 5mm per year.

    #1732833
    jens
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    jens

    Thanks folks for the  indirect and direct wishes and  encouragements to keep the debates  going after all –

    and  arandar, is not the  most  enlightening way  to  stand up for the  economic solutions you believe in  by challenging, questioning and  submitting  evidence and  counterarguments  to  what  many see as just  my (???)  solutions ?

    And halcyon, on at least one occasion I believe to remember, that you  evaded  comment   on the pros and  cons of an  economic proposal  with the  words “I (just)  don’t  like  it (in principle?)”

    However  let bygones be  bygones,  and let us not  be too much concerned  about  who said  what and when,  because what  was  more relevant then, might be different  now.

    And everyone  please relax in the  knowledge that  “without  saving and profitable investment  we  would still  have  to  survive as  cave dwelling hunters and gatherers” is not my economic theory at  all,  but  an experienced reality since the  first laboriously polished  stone ax.

    halcyon and TedE –  I will  raise  for  discussion the  doubts you expressed about the  value of  savings  on the economics thread.

     

    #1732840
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    😯 Well seeing interest rates are so low and I’m not prepared to venture into the share market and suchlike, I’m going to spend a bit on a new car and a bit of travel in the next few months

    Jens I hope I don’t give you nightmares 😡 😡

    huiatahi

    #1732855
    jens
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    jens

    huiatahi, if  you have reached the accepted free to  retire  age of  65  you can relax and enjoy the  consumption  of  the wealth  you  have saved or maintained.

    In  my (soon  great-)  grandfatherly wisdom I would still recommend that you not  “splash” it  all at  once,  but make it last  to  keep your life  joyfully  relaxed until the end of your days – and  have  something left over  for your  descendants or a worthy cause  of your liking.

    Bur yes, I would seriously reprimand you (without  nightmares) if  you did not  spend a bit  on a new car and travel next month,  but the lot –  and then complain  poverty, and  “not  enough super” later.

    Interest rates are not negative  in NZ yet,  and for the  benefit  of TedE and halcyon it is  worth while to mention, that most of  the NZ Super  Fund and KiwiSavings are invested  in tangible assets which  retain  their  value   in the  case of runaway inflation or even  total collapse  of the  currency.

    #1732858
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I am well over the age of retirement Jens, and rest assured I’m not going to splash the lot

    huiatahi

    #1732859
    jens
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    jens

    Good on you, huiatahi, and is your  good fortune the  result of a lot of luck  alone (did you win  a jackpot or inherit a  fortune?) –

    or did you actually save and invest  from  your income ?

    #1732860
    sir-nigel-gresley
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    sir-nigel-gresley

    Voting for council papers arrived today. Haven’t opened mine yet, not sure who is who! I’m not in the Invercargill city area, but four members vying for the Mayoral job will be interesting. A four horse race is bound to put Sir Tim Shadbolt back in for another term. 🙂

    A lot of turmoil going on in the Invers council chambers lately.

    Happy Valley

    #1732861
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    No I didn’t win lotto or inherit a fortune…I worked hard and saved.  And this is what we mean when we say you’re preaching to the converted.  It’s what our generation was raised to do.  I suggest you go and preach elsewhere.

    huiatahi

    #1732863
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Voting for council papers arrived today. Haven’t opened mine yet, not sure who is who! I’m not in the Invercargill city area, but four members vying for the Mayoral job will be interesting. A four horse race is bound to put Sir Tim Shadbolt back in for another term. 🙂 A lot of turmoil going on in the Invers council chambers lately.

     

    I sincerely hope not Sir Nigel that Shadbolt is not return, as he hasnt provided good leadership for years. He is just a  very expensive ( to the ratepayer )song bird that unfortunately has managed to get a large blinded  local fan base whom stupidly believe he is good for Invercargill.

    Shadbolt  has been contested every election for years, but sadly because the vote has been often been split (re contenders in election ) he has remained in power. Upsettingly under Tims wasteful expenditure our rates have continued to rise as result. All  to pander to Tims whims and friends on council ( which he deliberately  maneuvers to gain in council)  to assures he has  their support have indulged in  often stupid inexcusable expenditure which has accordingly occurred.

    What has shocked  me( was a comment which came from most people of grown up age)  when I said the women candidate Bec’s whom is standing for Mayor  ( in opposition to Tim this election,) would be a far better mayor for the city with good leadership and community ideas. Was the  comment  made oh but  shes a women she will be no good.

    They were silent when I mentioned the women mayor Eve Poole  we had just before Tim came here from Auckland was one of the best Mayors we ever had and even today ( she died soon after leaving council ) is still remembered by most in the city with warm good memories as leaving the  city in good heart when she finished her service as our Mayor

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