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Flat White New Zealand

Backsliding on Democracy: New Zealand knows it well

22 February 2023

5:00 AM

22 February 2023

5:00 AM

Australia beware, rent-seeking is a term you may have to look up if your life path has yet to cross the discipline of political economics. It’s when a group, the rent-seekers, manipulate society’s systems to give themselves an unfair advantage with society’s assets, at little cost to themselves.

Why is New Zealand progressively introducing national legislation which promotes and condones rent-seeking based on genetic origin, aka heredity? Water services legislation with a controversial genetic bias in its governance is currently transiting the Kiwi Parliament, while legislation segregating healthcare provision based on genetic origin was passed last year.

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