Opinion

22 Feb 17, 3:42pm
Amid increasing debate over whether Auckland can build enough houses, new Statistics New Zealand projections suggest the city's population is growing even faster than was thought
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22 Feb 17, 7:57am
Insurance lawyer calls for playing field to be leveled in NZ so insurers suffer the same consequences as their customers if they tell porkies
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20 Feb 17, 9:35am
NZ Initiative’s Jason Krupp says low interest rates and high population growth are not to blame for spiralling house prices - try red tape
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20 Feb 17, 9:05am
Roger J Kerr says the Government's inquiry into fuel profit margins seems more politically motivated than discovering a major rip-off from the fuel companies
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19 Feb 17, 10:34am
Tony Karon says journalists should not fear being on the wrong side of power. On the contrary, that is exactly where they belong
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19 Feb 17, 8:55am
Oliver Hartwich likes democracy but not elections because of the way they bring good governmnet to a halt. He wants to endure them less frequently
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18 Feb 17, 7:30am
Cameron Preston crunches the numbers to explore whether it is Tower or NZ's insurance system that is 'broken'
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17 Feb 17, 10:44am
Justin Soong on where the world would be without migration, comparing Muldoon to Trump, the 'implosion' of the left, whether our education system is ready for auto bots & more
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16 Feb 17, 8:29am
David Hargreaves mulls some of the possibilities as 2017 gets into full swing
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13 Feb 17, 11:49am
A view from Vietnam: How the Southeast Asian nation is overcoming the roadblocks to become a high income economy
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12 Feb 17, 7:47am
Rodney Dickens sees interest rates having to be increased to a level that will generate a hard landing for the economy, choking off immigration, and turning the housing market lower
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11 Feb 17, 7:44am
The RBNZ was late to the debt-to-income limit party which is why this tool won't be added to its macro-prudential toolkit anytime soon, Gareth Vaughan argues
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10 Feb 17, 9:59am
Motu researchers on the political benefits of destruction, Bill's datatopia, why meddling governments make you happy, the productivity gap, the Fed and fiscal policy, scaling the depths of bad puns and more
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9 Feb 17, 4:29pm
This Government portrayed the solution to the hot Auckland house market as being all about increased supply - but its efforts in that regard have faltered badly in the past year
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8 Feb 17, 3:35pm
David Hargreaves says the more than a year that our central bank will effectively be without a permanent head provides an opportunity for a thorough re-examination of its role and operations
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8 Feb 17, 9:37am
John Bolton on how retail banks make money and why mortgage rates are increasing  
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7 Feb 17, 4:45pm
Roger J Kerr says there are several economic trends for the Reserve Bank to consider when it reviews interest rates this week
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7 Feb 17, 9:13am
NZ Initiative’s Jason Krupp argues we need an apples-for-houses comparison on immigration
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6 Feb 17, 8:19pm
As technology continues to upend established business models, Clayton Coplestone questions how index investors will fare during the era of disruption
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5 Feb 17, 7:45am
Amy Duncan on getting the most from our ageing workforce, why we won't lose our jobs to robots anytime soon, the workplace collaboration vs competition debate and more
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