Opinion

29 May 17, 12:12pm
Roger J Kerr sees an opportunity now to lock in low borrowing rates ahead of a period when public policy actions are likely to take rates higher
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29 May 17, 11:09am
Keith Ng challenges four 'facts' about tax which he says are not true and he claims are often used to justify reducing the tax rate, especially in an election year
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29 May 17, 10:52am
The NZ Initiative's Bryce Wilkinson says Steven Joyce's Budget falls short of what's required, but is vastly better than many other election-year budgets from the last two decades
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28 May 17, 7:54am
Bill Rosenberg says inequalities in wealth are much greater even than inequalities in income, and it is important to head off growing extremes of wealth
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28 May 17, 7:00am
Labour has been handed a campaign roadmap by Joyce's election year Budget; Alex Tarrant on the political fallout from the Greens and NZF supporting the 'families package'; And is there a gap there for National's coalition buddies?
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27 May 17, 11:05am
Max Rashbrooke explores the use of 'common assets' in the building of individual wealth, and why he thinks it is 'fair' that those who gained an outsized benefit from them should share those gains with those who didn't
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26 May 17, 12:02pm
Lisa Marriott contrasts our 'broad base, low rate' philosophy to tax policy with the reality that there are significant exceptions - and these all benefit 'the wealthy'
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26 May 17, 10:02am
Tom Coupe on the economics of big data; What it is, benefits, its economic impact, its failures, its use for scary policy, data art and more
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25 May 17, 2:36pm
EY's Aaron Quintal says the government's plan to raise $250m over 4 years from changes to transfer pricing and interest deductibility suggests optimistic forecasts or an over-reach of the reforms
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25 May 17, 2:21pm
Terry Baucher says nearly everyone gets something in Steven Joyce's election year Budget, but he's surprised the threshold for the top tax rate of 33% remains unchanged at $70,000
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25 May 17, 12:36pm
Morgan Godfrey makes the case for taxes; why we need them, why we should pay them, and why Elizabeth Warren is right
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25 May 17, 11:30am
John Mauldin argues the entire world is entering 'the Great Reset,' a period of enormous and unpredictable volatility in all asset classes & what he thinks investors should do about it
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24 May 17, 1:33pm
Subdued house prices in the run up to the election are likely to lead to complacency when it comes to some much-needed tightening up measures
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24 May 17, 9:42am
Peter Dunne argues New Zealand needs to introduce a coherent royalties regime for water exports similar to oil & gas, and a clear national policy, with water export industry set to grow
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22 May 17, 9:11am
Roger J Kerr doesn't see any new collapse in oil prices and therefore wonders where the price falls the RBNZ is predicting over the next 12 months will come from
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22 May 17, 7:34am
With Steven Joyce set to present his first Budget this week, Brian Fallow looks at some of the Finance Minister's options given the cyclical tailwind at his back and the looming election
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22 May 17, 5:02am
Alex Tarrant discusses the 18-month lag for the government's new Housing Affordability Measure; Stats NZ has data till end-2015, yet we have to wait until July/August for it; MBIE should put it out ASAP
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21 May 17, 7:02am
We now have two govt Auckland housing affordability measures, and they don’t work very well together. Alex Tarrant says govt should put its HAM where its Auckland Housing Plan mouth is
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20 May 17, 2:31pm
Gareth Morgan defends the TOP income tax policy's claim on capital will lead to "an avalanche of capital outflows". He sees a business sector boost instead benefiting shareholders
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20 May 17, 9:48am
Mind the output gap: The Reserve Bank wants us to take note of its capacity pressure risk scenarios. Don't look away - inflation, wages and mortgage rates might rise earlier than expected
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