finance and/or politics on a global stage — are the logical power brokers to whom the minor players should be able to look to for leadership toward a sustainable life for all.
This will not happen. The globalist mantra of “profit before all else” relies for that profit on expanding markets and, ultimately, the only way to ensure that market when everyone has bought everything they could possibly need, is to create more consumers.
Can you and I do anything? I avoid buying products not grown/ manufactured in New Zealand, if possible.
I recycle, re-use, repair and buy secondhand “stuff”, which means that most of the income others can derive from my financial activity stays in Whanganui.
Pitangi As any homeowner knows, an increase in their property value is followed by an increase in the rate demands from the local council.
Now, courtesy of a report (Chronicle, November 2), an issuer of increased property valuations for the Whanganui district has, for the first time I am aware of, pointed out that “. . . the valuation growth is only ‘on paper’ until the property is sold”.
Therefore, council employees please note that any increased value in my property is not effective until the sale of my property and is not triggered by the sale of another property in the same suburb. So I believe there is no justification for the Whanganui District Council to increase the size of their rate demand until a new owner has taken occupancy.
V W BALLANCE