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April 24, 2021

Aspiration? Don’t hold your breath

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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An insult, Poppa

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Ziggi Browning, Mullumbimby.

Govcorp Inc is media blitzing their latest advertising trademark Aspiration™ in their latest effort to sell us their trickle-down economics theory.

That’s right sheeple, you should all aspire to rise through sedimentary layers of society. With a little bit of luck and a pinch of ruthlessness you too can be part of the wealthy elite! Just go out and get one of those high paying jobs like the people in government got.*

*Insider connections subject to limited availability, free tertiary education no longer available.

I call bullshit on this mantra of ‘aspiration’. It sums up fundamental problem of conservative economic rationalism. We shouldn’t aspire to end up on top of a pile that’s propped up by poor masses. And our government should strive to not leave people behind rather than justify it with a slogan.


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