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When a 'demographic dividend' becomes a 'demographic drag'

Bernard Hickey looks at whether a demographic dividend for the economy over the last 50 years is about to turn into a demographic drag

Wealth incentivises the heart of capitalism

The crime is not being rich, the crime is we don’t tax all the income that wealth can earn says Morgan Foundation's Geoff Simmons. Your view?

Does money make money?

Geoff Simmons thinks the Thomas Piketty inequality analysis suffers from being very Western Europe oriented, whereas the global picture shows a different and better picture. Your view?

Best before: February 2014

Infometrics is wondering if the economy has passed its use-by date. What challenges will the next few years bring?

How to think about fixed vs floating

Now that banks are cutting fixed rates again, Bernard Hickey looks at how to think about whether to fix or float, and how long bank economists think the RBNZ is 'on pause'

Education competition, a good thing?

Rose Patterson asks if it's a bad thing when busloads of kids drive past their local school, bypassing it for a ‘better’ school

Bond markets over-react to Ebola scare

Roger J Kerr reviews a bond market on edge, spooked by many things including some non-economic ones. But it is economic fundamentals that show the real direction

There goes the neighbourhood

Elizabeth Davies on discovering an unpleasant surprise next door

Monday's Top 10

Simon Reichenbach on the battle for audience; NZME's prospects; David Kirk's new venture; local oil; solar energy; Tiwai Point's future; 3D printing; Dilbert & more