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Alison Brook is wondering if we about to get a bullwhip sting, where an amplified demand surge is followed by an amplified plummeting of demand - and a global recession
18th May 22, 12:50pm
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Alison Brook is wondering if we about to get a bullwhip sting, where an amplified demand surge is followed by an amplified plummeting of demand - and a global recession
Alison Brook isn't dismissing the stagflation fears. Our debt is skewed towards housing, so fast-rising interest rates could slam consumer demand and set the foundations in place for stagflation
16th Apr 22, 9:39am
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Alison Brook isn't dismissing the stagflation fears. Our debt is skewed towards housing, so fast-rising interest rates could slam consumer demand and set the foundations in place for stagflation
As borders reopen, can New Zealand reset from high volume to ‘high values’ tourism?
7th Apr 22, 12:34pm
by Guest
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As borders reopen, can New Zealand reset from high volume to ‘high values’ tourism?
In the new "all out war for young talent", New Zealand is starting late, with some self-imposed disadvantages. Alison Brook suggests we will be net losers if we continue to shut off our advantages
26th Mar 22, 9:30am
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In the new "all out war for young talent", New Zealand is starting late, with some self-imposed disadvantages. Alison Brook suggests we will be net losers if we continue to shut off our advantages
Opinion divided over how much more easily borrowers will be able to access credit under proposed changes to the CCCFA
11th Mar 22, 4:36pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Opinion divided over how much more easily borrowers will be able to access credit under proposed changes to the CCCFA
“Riots, protests, and mass movements are rarely the result of a single event. Instead, a long series of microaggressions and daily aggravations slowly multiply until one event tips the scale and outrage spreads like wildfire”
5th Mar 22, 10:09am
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“Riots, protests, and mass movements are rarely the result of a single event. Instead, a long series of microaggressions and daily aggravations slowly multiply until one event tips the scale and outrage spreads like wildfire”
Alison Brook warns that slamming on the brakes with interest rate hikes to quell inflation may not work as advertised because we have supply-side inflation, not demand inflation
12th Feb 22, 9:30am
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Alison Brook warns that slamming on the brakes with interest rate hikes to quell inflation may not work as advertised because we have supply-side inflation, not demand inflation
Robert McLachlan says 2021 was a year in which more ducks got in a row than ever before in the battle against climate change
4th Feb 22, 7:48am
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Robert McLachlan says 2021 was a year in which more ducks got in a row than ever before in the battle against climate change
Ignoring intangible assets in company capital bases creates the very real possibility that suboptimal decisions are being made by investors, companies - and countries
12th Dec 21, 8:54am
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Ignoring intangible assets in company capital bases creates the very real possibility that suboptimal decisions are being made by investors, companies - and countries
COVID has made income inequality worse, and has probably made wealth inequality very much worse, maybe wealth concentration is as high now as in 1905
18th Nov 21, 2:20pm
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COVID has made income inequality worse, and has probably made wealth inequality very much worse, maybe wealth concentration is as high now as in 1905
Alison Brook wonders if public policy makers have the patience to deleverage through a mix of cutting spending, reducing debt, transferring wealth and printing money to avoid a disastrous end to the debt supercycle
25th Oct 21, 10:00am
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Alison Brook wonders if public policy makers have the patience to deleverage through a mix of cutting spending, reducing debt, transferring wealth and printing money to avoid a disastrous end to the debt supercycle
Alison Brook wonders if persistently low interest rates may be doing more harm than good. They lead to debt accumulation, increasing asset prices, and ultimately limit the economy's ability to grow
2nd Oct 21, 9:55am
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Alison Brook wonders if persistently low interest rates may be doing more harm than good. They lead to debt accumulation, increasing asset prices, and ultimately limit the economy's ability to grow
Alison Brook says that to reverse our poor trade performance over the past 20 years, we need to set goals to build private savings, and champion the benefits of trade
1st Sep 21, 8:10am
Alison Brook says that to reverse our poor trade performance over the past 20 years, we need to set goals to build private savings, and champion the benefits of trade
With our working age population past its peak, immigration stunted, and scepticism towards adopting technology for productivity, Alison Brook suggests New Zealand will struggle to expand its economic base and living standards
7th Aug 21, 9:17am
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With our working age population past its peak, immigration stunted, and scepticism towards adopting technology for productivity, Alison Brook suggests New Zealand will struggle to expand its economic base and living standards
We may be focused on finding a way through this particular pandemic, but Alison Brook notes that there are many lessons available from past pandemics about what we should expect
10th Jul 21, 9:01am
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We may be focused on finding a way through this particular pandemic, but Alison Brook notes that there are many lessons available from past pandemics about what we should expect
Alison Brook takes a look at what's going on with inflation. Is its rise being driven by transitory factors, or is there more to it?
26th Jun 21, 8:46am
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Alison Brook takes a look at what's going on with inflation. Is its rise being driven by transitory factors, or is there more to it?
Alison Brook finds that rising anger at the shortage of houses and soaring housing wealth inequality will mean that public officials will have no choice but to address the housing affordability crisis that almost no homeowner wants to solve
5th Jun 21, 9:46am
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Alison Brook finds that rising anger at the shortage of houses and soaring housing wealth inequality will mean that public officials will have no choice but to address the housing affordability crisis that almost no homeowner wants to solve
A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker. And Budget 2021 puts that off again, to our wellbeing detriment
22nd May 21, 10:09am
by Guest
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A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per worker. And Budget 2021 puts that off again, to our wellbeing detriment
Productivity improvements are hard. But research shows than the biggest gains can be had by simply “catching up” with existing best practices. A missing collective aspiration to be better, to trying harder, is holding us back
9th May 21, 6:01am
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Productivity improvements are hard. But research shows than the biggest gains can be had by simply “catching up” with existing best practices. A missing collective aspiration to be better, to trying harder, is holding us back
Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
24th Apr 21, 9:54am
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Alison Brook wonders if our slow rollout of vaccine protection is just extending the economic pain for the people working in our tourism and education sectors in an unnecessary way
Alison Brook says the time may be right (if not overdue) for the Government to consider using tax incentives to boost household savings. Decades of other ideas have failed
5th Apr 21, 8:29am
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Alison Brook says the time may be right (if not overdue) for the Government to consider using tax incentives to boost household savings. Decades of other ideas have failed
Massey's world-first, machine-learning GDP predictor "GDPLive" got an intense lesson on how to handle the unexpected in 2020. Christoph Schumacher looks at how it has handled the challenges
18th Mar 21, 1:49pm
by Guest
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Massey's world-first, machine-learning GDP predictor "GDPLive" got an intense lesson on how to handle the unexpected in 2020. Christoph Schumacher looks at how it has handled the challenges
Struggling companies, artificially propped up by benign lending practices and government support, who cannot pay down the principal on their debt will drain resources from the economy, will slow the recovery and dampen our sluggish productivity growth
13th Mar 21, 9:31am
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Struggling companies, artificially propped up by benign lending practices and government support, who cannot pay down the principal on their debt will drain resources from the economy, will slow the recovery and dampen our sluggish productivity growth
Alison Brook concludes New Zealand chose the right strategy when faced with the pandemic threat. The challenges will be different however when we try to navigate the post-pandemic realities. Will we still be a winner then?
27th Feb 21, 10:11am
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Alison Brook concludes New Zealand chose the right strategy when faced with the pandemic threat. The challenges will be different however when we try to navigate the post-pandemic realities. Will we still be a winner then?
Alison Brook explores where New Zealand stands with targeting new infrastructure investment, what is shovel-ready, and how it may affect our national productivity
12th Feb 21, 9:23am
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Alison Brook explores where New Zealand stands with targeting new infrastructure investment, what is shovel-ready, and how it may affect our national productivity