Today's capital gains tax announcement is just the latest in a run of bad news for the government's much-vaunted policy projects, writes Danyl Mclauchlan.
A new movement that quantitatively measures charitable causes is sweeping the world of philanthropy. Is Effective Altruism the answer to the problems the world is facing?
Winston Peters has spent decades gaming MMP to keep himself in the position of king (or queen) maker. Asks Danyl Mclauchlan, are we really going to make it even easier for politicians like him?
Danyl Mclauchlan on the 'ersatz enlightenment' of Jordan Peterson, who opens his New Zealand speaking tour with tonight’s sold-out event in Auckland.
Everyone is ripping into the National mansplaining-KiwiBuild-barbecue ad online. But what if that was exactly what they wanted to happen ...
Research points towards an unconscious, cognitive basis for racism and other forms of discrimination, suggesting that even the super-woke can be secret and subconscious racists, writes Danyl Mclauchlan
Book of the Week: Danyl Mclauchlan reviews a brilliant new biography of Friedrich Nietzsche, who declared, "I am not a man. I am dynamite!"
Political leaders and their advisers know that the kind of disunity evidenced by the Jami-Lee Ross attacks is uniquely toxic with the public
It is useful for NZ First to race-bait by grandstanding about immigration but never useful to ever do anything about the issue, reckons Danyl Mclauchlan
The National position on compensation over the meth contamination scare is incompatible with the party's values, and reeks of weak and desperate leadership
The Tax Working Group’s first report cautiously backs a capital gains tax, but has been stymied from the start in addressing a massive and inequitable loophole
Not for the first time, NZ First has scuppered government plans – and the party's leader keeps proving he has all the leverage.
Following the another hard-hitting exposé on Jacinda Ardern in the international media, Danyl Mclauchlan reports that life isn't all trips down the road or chasing ducks in the park with her ragtag bunch of mischievous friends.