Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lucia Maori tribe worth

Lindsay Mitchell has a post up on the World Socialist Website putting the boot into the Mana Party. Actually quite interesting to see what socialists don't like about a Maori nationalist party pretending to be on the left. But this little nugget caught my attention:

Recent research by Berl economist Ganesh Nana puts the combined asset base of Maori tribes at $NZ36.9 billion...

That's some serious money. Probably why Maori spirituality is now the defacto state religion of New Zealand and why the National Party has had the Maori Party with them in Government ... at a guess. Money talks and attracts important friends.

3 comment(s):

Andrei said...

A lot of money but it doesn't seem to trickle down to the residents of Cannons Creek or South Auckland who are as destitute as ever.

KG said...

Which is the Maori way, after all. The elite will always look after themselves and their cronies and never mind the rest of the Bros.

KG said...

Meanwhile, of course, the productive taxpayer is left with the welfare bill, the education bill, the prison bill, the health bill.....

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