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Op-ed: Morten Lange (Iceland) in response to Free Public Transport?

Hello Eric, Thanks for forwarding the short reply by Lloyd Wright on Free Public Transit to the list.  It made me think: Hmm possibly that is a strong, valid point.   836 more words

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Zero-percent roundup

Earlier this week, we covered Labour’s disappointing response to our report on zero-percent student loans. Other comment round the traps:

Stephen Joyce defended National’s continued support for the policy National more sensibly opposed while in opposition… 806 more words

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David Provoost, ISG 2016: On Understanding the Link between Sustainable Development and Big Data for Business

“Big Data” is a term referring to all the massive amount of information with which people can work in this 21st Century. It is fundamentally different from the casual denomination of “simple” or “historic” data because there is such a huge mass of information generated with Big Data that normal tools of treatment cannot deal with it. 863 more words

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Zero Percent

Every year, the New Zealand Government writes off hundreds of millions of dollars from the value of the loans it provides to tertiary student borrowers. It has been doing this for a decade now. 979 more words

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Op-ed: LLoyd Wright In Response to Free Public Transport?

Following up on Simon Norton comments here of 2016/08/07

“Public Space” is generally mostly free. This includes footpaths, parks, and town squares. If one advocates charging for public transport, it would seem most of the same arguments would apply to public space. 484 more words

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Unfortunate Choice of Words or Purposefully Punny?

In a fit of protest against Donald Trump, a statue of the Republican presidential candidate, in his best birthday suit, was placed in New York City’s Union Square, to which the New York City parks department spokesperson noted: 58 more words

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Beyond the Bad Press: Rio de Janeiro's Urban Forests- Part 2

With the Olympics in full swing, we continue to highlight the remarkable environmental aspects of Rio de Janeiro or Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvelous City) that may be lost amid the negative media attention the city has received leading up to the games. 689 more words

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