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Letter to the editor – a new angle in the flag debate


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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: NZ Herald <letters@herald.co.nz>
date: Wed, Jul 1, 2015
subject: Letter to the editor


The Editor
NZ Herald


Considering that, with the rise of globalisation and trans-national corporates able to sue sovereign governments in secret Investor-State Dispute tribunals – as in the TPPA – I’m surprised Key wants a flag at all.


If we are one global marketplace and borders no longer exist, then for proponants of the free market, flags are redundant. Nationhood has been consigned to history. Only the Consumer and Shareholder matter, in this Brave New Commercial World.


So really, why not spend that $26 million on something that really matters? Maybe a huge statue of John Key, standing astride the entrance to Auckland harbour, beckoning welcome to visiting freighters bearing consumer goods. The government could even build apartments within the frame, thereby addressing the city’s housing crisis.


Crazy idea? No more crazy than an expensive referendum that very few people really want.


-Frank Macskasy



[Address and phone number supplied]



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  1. Priss
    7 July 2015 at 1:20 am

    Don’t be giving Key and his minions any more ideas, Frank!! LOL!!

  1. 11 April 2016 at 8:02 am

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