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The strategic nonsense of GMO

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 12:39 pm | Chris Perley

The agricultural advocates of GMO are locked into an agronomic mindset, the narrow technology of production. That focus is making us poorer, degrading our communities, and diminishing the environmental commons upon which we all rely, including a healthy ... More >>

Building a Creative Economy

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 4:09 pm | Chris Perley

The sands of Iraq and the karst mountain bones of the Grecian hills tell a story. These were once fat lands; the Tigris/Euphrates fields of Sumer, the Arcadia of Greece. They were once Mediterranean empires now struggling countries of a somewhat lower ... More >>

The Deeper Roots and Consequences of Animal Cruelty

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 4:37 pm | Chris Perley

My father was a gentle stockman, and he cared for people the same. He taught us how to hunt up and how to use presence and eye when mustering, and how not to push cattle too hard. He had a way with dogs, and some would jump up on to a strainer post on ... More >>

Choice: A Bigger Machine, or Democracy & Culture

Friday, 13 November 2015, 4:33 pm | Chris Perley

What are the critical factors determining good local governance? The recent amalgamation debate in Hawke’s Bay was certainly raised some issues, but the debate was narrow – focusing on the idea that bigger is better. More >>

The TPPA New Zealand’s Democracy

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:44 am | Chris Perley

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations are concluded, and have shifted to the next phase - ratification by parliaments. More >>

The Politics Of Exclusion: There Is A Better Way

Tuesday, 28 August 2001, 4:14 pm | Chris Perley

Sandra Lee’s latest decision involving the beleaguered West Coast has once again raised doubts about New Zealand’s political process. The great majority of us do not know all the facts relating to the mining proposal by Macraes. We trust (or hope ... More >>

The need for a new environmentalism

Friday, 14 July 2000, 3:19 pm | Chris Perley

This e-mail snip below records some comments from an academic (name deleted because I am now more and more concerned about the tactics of some environmental zealots to attack the messenger rather than the message, Prime Ministers included). Thought ... More >>