The 11 Laws of Hubbard – a new paradigm in politics

The Eleven Laws of Hubbard – a new paradigm in politics

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  1. International cocktail parties between politicians and bureaucrats can generate up to $500 million in economic revenue for Auckland.
  2. Rates increases aren't actually that high when you take inflation into account. But ratepayers aren't allowed to deduct the inflation related portion of their rates bill.
  3. Water price hikes could possibly come down after the election, but definitely not beforehand.
  4. Modest rates rises are unacceptable for your own mother, but huge rates hikes are acceptable for everyone else.
  5. In politics, as in business, you can leap into risky several hundred million dollar construction projects without public support or due diligence on the financial consequences.
  6. The gay community needs to be treated with more respect, except when they are abusing their own children.
  7. It is possible to replace professional economic analysis with a person's vibe.
  8. A more vibrant CBD can be achieved by eliminating outdoor advertising and forcing everyone to put up smaller shop signs.
  9. Sustainability taskforces help the environment, but discharging human body waste into our harbours can go on for another six years.
  10. Action based leadership is best demonstrated by flip-flopping on major issues.
  11. "Team 20" consensus at council is best demonstrated by launching two coups against your deputy in your first year.