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High-profile research says the ‘social cost of carbon’ is too low

Facing the right costs right would help companies and households better understand the full value of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Your view?

Stability to trump competition

EY says maintaining system stability likely to trump competition in Aust financial system inquiry, with search on for policies to address retirement income 'longevity challenge'

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

 A not-so-friendly send-off for Conor English; Inside the Double Irish Dutch Sandwich; Why aren't NZ's youth enrolling to vote?; 'Moaning moguls'; Dilbert

Slow recognition of emerging economic headwinds

Roger J Kerr says confidence levels remaining high is understandable, however not that sensible. But he also sees an 'unexpected' opportunity to fix interest rates long-term

Monday's Top 10 at 10

David Chaston on the future of food demand, China debt, BitLicense, the trade delusion, various ironies, Houston, soccer, Yogi Berra, Dilbert & more

Regional Divide: Zombies, Cinderellas and Sleeping Beauties

Shamubeel Eaqub says we are failing to grasp the reasons & outcomes of diverging regional economies

What would 'Peak People' mean?

Bernard Hickey looks at what depopulation means for New Zealand's regions, and eventually the global economy

Friday's guest Top 10

Carlos Chambers on Helsinki's cool transport overhaul, Jim Mason's simple and elegant plan, the Unicorn Club, Barack Obama drops a bomb on climate change deniers, Dilbert & more

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Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Is a 'weaponised' Fed set to unleash hell in a 'dollarised' world?; What to do about NZ's 'zombie towns'; John Oliver on Inequality; You Huitong and us; Dilbert