Martin van Beynen

Tax is not so bad

martin van beynen

OPINION: A government trying to run a surplus after huge borrowings should not offer tax cuts.

Fanatics much the same

Deaths

OPINION: Islamic State fighters call to mind many totalitarian movements but none so much as the Communist Khmer Rouge.

Dead men don't count

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OPINION: In violent conflicts there's an acceptance that men will be killed and that's just life.

Book won't clean up politics

dirty politics

OPINION: Dirty Politics has dominated the news for 10 days but interest is no doubt starting to wane.

Feminists must look to real issues

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OPINION: Feminisim is being given a bad name by those who take offence to every trivial, supposed slight against womenhood

Comfort too tempting to pass up

cattle class, economy

OPINION: I would like to be rich but not too rich.

Plus ca change

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OPINION: Lessons learned from ECan CEO's $74,000 trip to a French business school.

The dummy who drove with jet lag

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OPINION: The view when I wake up is not good.

No more Football World Cup

Fifa Football World Cup Trophy

OPINION: Most top football players are cheats. And the World Cup is entirely predictable.

Welcome to the fat years

obesity

OPINION: Obesity is a contender for the worst of all self-inflicted problems in the world.

Don't judge by off-the-cuff comment

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OPINION: Aren't there more important things to get worked up about?

Football a force for unity

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OPINION: Wolfson College has unleashed the demons of football nationalism.

Lock them up before they offend

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: What does society do with a prisoner who has served their time but who is certain to commit another violent offence?

Unable to speak your mind any more

martin van beynen

OPINION: In these over-sensitive times, frank conversation might be more at risk than English pubs.

Racist rage shakes political landscape

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: You might not have heard but earthquakes struck Britain and Europe this week.

Mum searches for son's ball date

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OPINION: She had to be talkative, honest, sincere, aged between 19 and 22 and, most importantly, blonde.

Singer gives Putin a black eye

Eurovision

MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: A bearded transvestite in a silly contest made one of the world's most powerful dictators look ridiculous, too.

Paddling through shared history

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OPINION: Here in a distant corner of the world, in a small local museum, was something of all New Zealand,

The art of an ordinary impression

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: When you are living in another country (I'm in England), comparisons are inevitable.

Cambridge trip could raise IQ

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OPINION: Although I may currently be the dumbest guy in Cambridge, I'm hoping for improvements.

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