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How the super rich swindle, harm, humiliate, dispossess, exclude… and starve you

Posted by te2ataria on May 17, 2017

The Most Heavily Censored Blog in New Zealand  [Watch Out for Tsunamis of Bad Karma, Mr Ingrish!!]

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Sent by a reader:

Super rich depend on ideologies and behaviors that enhance and sustain their hegemony

The following excerpts are from a newly published study ‘Preferences for group dominance track and mediate the effects of macro-level social inequality and violence across societies’ conducted by academics in Denmark, Norway, Harvard University in the United States and Victoria University in Wellington. ).

Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) – Inequality and Political Unaccountability

The greater the inequality of resources and power, the greater level of political unaccountability, corruption, and lack of democracy and rule of law we expect, because these phenomena precisely signal and enforce that the lion’s share of resources goes to the dominant group by virtue of its power and greater formidability.

Willingness to enforce group hegemony violently to sustain hierarchy

[…] macrolevel inequality and violence were associated with greater individual-level support of group hegemony. Crucially, this individual-level support, rather than cultural-societal norms, was in turn uniquely associated with greater racism, sexism, welfare opposition, and even willingness to enforce group hegemony violently by participating in ethnic persecution of subordinate out-groups. These findings suggest that societal inequality is reflected in people’s minds as dominance motives that underpin ideologies and actions that ultimately sustain group-based hierarchy.

[…] higher-ranked individuals enjoy privileged access to resources, territory, mates, and ultimately greater reproductive success.

The study is posted at Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNASS)

Let’s put that in context:

Top 1% of NZers own 20% of wealth
Top 1% of NZers own at least 20% of wealth, while 90 percent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s .

NZ’s wealth divide continues to grow – report
Most New Zealanders have [much] less than $10,000 in savings, and little in the way of liquid assets, according to new economic analysis from Victoria University researchers.

Homeless families: ‘We’ve got nowhere to send them’
More homeless families will be sleeping in cars, parks and garages in Auckland this winter…

Three jobs but still struggling financially
How many hours must I work to feed my kids?

Four out of five NZers are the only “minority” to “face serious financial hardship” in this country

“Most NZers face serious financial hardship in buying a house – analysis

Four out of five New Zealanders face serious financial hardship if they were to buy a house, government data shows. [See blog analysis for home ownership and affordability.]

The role of government
And what’s our [allegedly] democratically elected government doing to address the malignant inequality that is leading to abject poverty, homelessness… ? They are protecting the super rich, to ensure continuity!

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Police Road Fatality Reports: Extreme Censorship in Effect

  • NO fatality report allowed by police today, as of posting, despite multiple serious crashes.
  • At least five foreigners have been killed in vehicle-related crashes in New Zealand last week. The fatalities include two Singapore nationals, two Samoans and one Aussie.
  • Based on insider information, statistical models and local news, We believe about 900 people were killed and 8,000 others seriously/critically injured on NZ suicide roads in 2016; however, only 328 fatalities were reported last year.

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Deadly or Near Fatal Police Chases…

 Police score another near fatality
A male driver (age unknown) is in a critical condition following yet another predatory [chase-to-kill] police pursuit.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-galatea-road

Police Scumbaggery

Christchurch Inspector Paul [“Foul Mouth”] Fremaux stood down over harassment allegations
“Stuff understands police have received complaints from at least five women about Christchurch Inspector Paul Fremaux [known to his equally repulsive colleagues as “Paul the Foul Mouth”.] One of the complainants is understood to be the daughter of a high ranking officer.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/92640159/christchurch-inspector-paul-fremaux-stood-down-over-sexual-harassment-allegations

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How could this system be legit?

Posted by te2ataria on June 28, 2016

Sent by a reader in “Sewage City” –  re-edited by blog moderators

The wealthiest 10 per cent of Kiwis own about 60 per cent of everything, with their share of the loot increasing

Not withstanding the tremendous amounts of wealth secretly invested overseas, or stashed away out of sight in offshore tax havens, by the wealthiest Kiwis, the top 1 per cent own 22 per cent of everything, while the top 5 per cent hold around 45 per cent of the visible wealth.

Household Wealth

“The figures also show a stark gap in household wealth. The top 10 per cent of households hold around half of all wealth, while the top 20 per cent hold 70 per cent [sic.]

“In contrast, the bottom 40 per cent of households controlled just 3 per cent of the wealth,” said a report based on the figures released by Statistics NZ.

[Moderator’s note: The figures provided by Statistics NZ are massaged, as usual, and totally misleading. They show the remaining 40 per cent of population, the second and third fifth, have a combined wealth of about 27 per cent, implying the presence of a “healthy” middle class. In reality, the actual figure is around 14 to 16 per cent of the total.]

The survey shows “stark” wealth inequality, said Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei.

“Wealth inequality is driving the housing crisis, and causing over 40,000 children’s hospital visits every year because they live in cold, damp, and mouldy homes.”


Champagne Glass Distribution from Conley (2008) You May Ask Yourself – digram is based on the distribution of world GDP in 1989, UNDP.

And in case you missed the following…

See also: Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is full

Other News in Drips…

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth about the daily road carnage would hurt New Zealand’s $10 billion tourism industry…

The NZ TOURISTS or truth? Campaign (police censorship of road fatalities) continues…

Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 440 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016

  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of June 10: 154
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of June 21: 161
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of June 26: 161

nz road toll - as doctored by police - 27jun2016

Another fatality reported yesterday, June 27:

Driver dies in hospital after crash with tractor

The driver of a ute involved in a collision with a tractor on River Rd, near Port Waikato bridge, has died 6 days later. The victim, believed to be in his 20s, had to be cut from the wreckage and was airlifted to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday last week. http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/388349/driver-dies-hospital-after-crash-tractor

Road toll - as doctored by NZ police 28jun2016

 

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Inequality in New Zealand in brief

Posted by te2ataria on June 26, 2015

TRUE or FALSE?

Inequality in NZ hasn’t risen in 20 years: Treasury paper

A recent OECD report has found income inequality in New Zealand was above average for the group.

The OECD report released in December also indicated that the Gini coefficient, which broadly measures inequality, rose faster in New Zealand than in many other OECD countries between 1985 and 2011. Growing inequality meant the New Zealand economy didn’t grow to its full potential, stalling at 28 per cent growth between 1990 and 2010, instead of growing by 44 per cent.

However, the new Treasury report says inequality in this country has remained mostly constant since the early 1990s.

Actually, it’s TRUE. Inequality cannot physically rise any higher:

One per cent of the population own just about everything; ninety-nine per cent own FAAKK ALL!

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