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In love with India

Just back from India, there’s something about that country that is totally captivating. It was our third visit and I don’t think we’ll ever tire of the place. This time we were up in the northeast and it reminds me very much of the Darjeeling area. Returning to Kolkata which we last visited eight years ago, I get the impression that that town has moved ahead quite a bit.

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Capital taxes versus capital gains tax

Assets are things people own that produce a stream of benefits every year. Another name for assets is ‘capital’. Some assets produce ready cash – think of the interest term deposits produce for you or the rent tenants pay landlords. As well as producing ready cash or instead of it, some assets go up in […]

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Phoenix in india- Fractious as the losers get stroppy

Wellington Phoenix beat United Sikkim

Displaying a fine blending of skill and stamina New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix tamed a spirited challenge from United Sikkim FC at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium here today. Whereas players of United Sikkim FC are literally unknown in the world stage, the Wellington side boasted the prescence of World Cup players like Tony Lochead and Jeremy […]

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Euthanasia Only Tip of the Iceberg

Euthanasia Only Tip of the Iceberg

I have been reading the news from India and talking to Geoff who co-authored the book Health Cheque with me a couple of years ago. One thing we discussed in the book was issues around end of life care. To me it seems we’re forever rationing our health resources, denying some patients more care because […]

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