Author: James K

James is a government policy analyst, and lives in Wellington, New Zealand. His interests including wargaming, computer gaming (especially RPGs and strategy games), Dungeons & Dragons and scepticism. No part of any of his posts or comments should be construed as the position of any part of the New Zealand government, or indeed any agency he may be associated with.
28th Amendment 51

A Proposal for the 28th Amendment

I don’t expect something even remotely resembling these 28th Amendment reforms will ever happen, but I thought you might find it interesting at least.

28th Amendment

Rebuilding from Ashes

The Trump Presidency was a catastrophe, and is a dire indictment of the Republican Party and the US’s constitutional system.

New Zealand Election Results 2020

The preliminary results are in for New Zealand’s election 2020, the number of seats per party (for our 120 seat Parliament) are…

New Zealand Elections

Election 2020, No the Other One

There is no reasonable doubt about the outcome of the New Zealand election, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to watch out for.


Endorsed: Other Options

Symposium: I advise you to consider what you are endorsing with your vote, be that for the election itself, or the Democratic Primary.

Johnson's Dictionary

Death of a Lexicon

While our political divides aren’t going away, the way we talk about them should.

Free, But at What Price?

How would we get a social media service that won’t sell our personal data?


Bet you weren’t expecting this..

Globalism vs Populism vs Empricism

A lot of people feel that the global economy has let them down. How do we figure out whether that is true, and what to do about it?