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Just cos you're rich doesn't mean you're right

posted 1 Feb 2013, 01:52 by Sandra Kirby
Gareth Morgan is a well known New Zealander.  He was an economist with an opinion for many years but then became a rich economist with many opinions after his son Sam made him a multi millionaire.  Sam you may recall was the founder of Trade Me and Gareth his dad provided some start up capital.  This capital was richly rewarded!!

Anyway because he is a rich economist with opinions he is often called on for his views.  Usually he is accorded god-like status but over the last 2 weeks he has shown feet of clay.  Firstly he called Phoenix soccer fans ungrateful which did not go down well but might have np been forgiven BUT this week he has come out saying  NZ should get rid of cats and offering a $5 bounty to SPCA for every dead cat.  Not just because he hates cats but also because cats do kill native birds 

He set up a website but a spoof site has been set up at  Picture comes from the Not Gareth Morgan site.  The badly photo shopped face is that of Gareth.

It seems that cats may be the protected species after all