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Prodded by the issues raised by Oded Galor in his new book 'The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality', Tim Hazledine takes a broad look at why we are rich, and why it has all been triggered so relatively recently - and inconsistently
19th Mar 22, 6:59am
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Prodded by the issues raised by Oded Galor in his new book 'The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality', Tim Hazledine takes a broad look at why we are rich, and why it has all been triggered so relatively recently - and inconsistently
Edward Wolff presents new research showing how higher prices help to mitigate wealth inequality
26th Feb 22, 9:42am
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Edward Wolff presents new research showing how higher prices help to mitigate wealth inequality
Jenée Tibshraeny, a Central Wellingtonian, calls for empathy, pragmatism and a focus on longstanding inequities by politicians
23rd Feb 22, 1:49pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny, a Central Wellingtonian, calls for empathy, pragmatism and a focus on longstanding inequities by politicians
Jenée Tibshraeny struggles to identify quick fixes to soothe the pain of inflation and the necessary tightening of financial conditions
13th Feb 22, 6:00am
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Jenée Tibshraeny struggles to identify quick fixes to soothe the pain of inflation and the necessary tightening of financial conditions
Brian Easton says you are entitled to wonder how we can pursue 'trust' in government and 'cohesion' in society without considering inequality. He is looking to the Budget Policy Statement for some progress, particularly on child poverty
7th Feb 22, 9:16am
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Brian Easton says you are entitled to wonder how we can pursue 'trust' in government and 'cohesion' in society without considering inequality. He is looking to the Budget Policy Statement for some progress, particularly on child poverty
Treasury's 'surprising' finding: While house price growth widens the gap between owners and nonowners, it decreases inequality overall
17th Nov 21, 3:09pm
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Treasury's 'surprising' finding: While house price growth widens the gap between owners and nonowners, it decreases inequality overall
Adrian Orr is right to call on banks to use their balance sheets to support the vulnerable, but let's not forget what made some people vulnerable to begin with
30th Oct 21, 6:41am
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Adrian Orr is right to call on banks to use their balance sheets to support the vulnerable, but let's not forget what made some people vulnerable to begin with
Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
3rd Sep 21, 8:30am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson believes the policy response to this Covid-19 outbreak won't exacerbate inequality, although he still wants house prices to keep rising, but at a slower rate
Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
3rd Aug 21, 9:56am
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Chris Leitch argues that returning to economic orthodoxy is like going back to the horse and cart
Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
29th Jul 21, 11:33am
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
29th Jun 21, 5:53pm
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Finance Minister wants more research done on the winners & losers of low interest rates, but can't say whether having this info last year would've seen him implement different policies
Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
23rd May 21, 6:01am
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
20th May 21, 2:00pm
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Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
Grant Robertson goes into Budget 2021 with options. The questions are: Will he boost benefits and how much more infrastructure investment can the economy deliver on?
19th May 21, 7:20pm
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Grant Robertson goes into Budget 2021 with options. The questions are: Will he boost benefits and how much more infrastructure investment can the economy deliver on?
Treasury says the Government's targeted fiscal response to COVID-19 complemented the RBNZ's monetary response; Says the impact of low interest rates on inequality is unknown
21st Mar 21, 6:31am
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Treasury says the Government's targeted fiscal response to COVID-19 complemented the RBNZ's monetary response; Says the impact of low interest rates on inequality is unknown
Treasury says it's too early to tell if the RBNZ's moves to lower interest rates have increased wealth inequality, as Robertson defends his decision not to take more drastic action on housing last year
11th Feb 21, 4:38pm
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Treasury says it's too early to tell if the RBNZ's moves to lower interest rates have increased wealth inequality, as Robertson defends his decision not to take more drastic action on housing last year
Jenée Tibshraeny's take on the revelation Treasury and the RBNZ a year ago warned Robertson he may need to act to prevent money printing increasing inequality
5th Feb 21, 10:04pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny's take on the revelation Treasury and the RBNZ a year ago warned Robertson he may need to act to prevent money printing increasing inequality
Treasury to Robertson: Spend more temporarily to boost the economy, make 'crucial' policy changes to improve living standards, consider tax hikes in the future
15th Dec 20, 11:53am
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Treasury to Robertson: Spend more temporarily to boost the economy, make 'crucial' policy changes to improve living standards, consider tax hikes in the future
ANZ economists look at some of the potential longer term solutions to the 'rough deal' the younger generation are currently getting
8th Dec 20, 2:53pm
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ANZ economists look at some of the potential longer term solutions to the 'rough deal' the younger generation are currently getting
Jacinda Ardern says 'sustained moderation' remains the Government's goal when it comes to house prices, as people 'expect' the value of their most valuable asset to keep rising
7th Dec 20, 6:12pm
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Jacinda Ardern says 'sustained moderation' remains the Government's goal when it comes to house prices, as people 'expect' the value of their most valuable asset to keep rising
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says the impact of monetary policy decisions on wealth & income equality is an important topic for considering economic wellbeing, but it's not clear if lower interest rates increase or decrease income & wealth inequality
3rd Dec 20, 6:34am
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RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr says the impact of monetary policy decisions on wealth & income equality is an important topic for considering economic wellbeing, but it's not clear if lower interest rates increase or decrease income & wealth inequality
Robertson says Labour wouldn't be breaking its pre-election promises on tax if it extended the bright-line test; Orr clarifies the RBNZ would like debt-to-income ratios to be added to its toolkit but this hasn't been a priority
26th Nov 20, 4:31pm
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Robertson says Labour wouldn't be breaking its pre-election promises on tax if it extended the bright-line test; Orr clarifies the RBNZ would like debt-to-income ratios to be added to its toolkit but this hasn't been a priority
Massey's Alison Brook says the unsustainable imbalances of debt, saving and investment will inevitably worsen inequality, and then require increasingly radical solutions if they are left to fester for much longer
26th Nov 20, 11:12am
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Massey's Alison Brook says the unsustainable imbalances of debt, saving and investment will inevitably worsen inequality, and then require increasingly radical solutions if they are left to fester for much longer
How National's call for $28 billion of newly-printed money to go into productive assets is cornering Labour politically, and sparking necessary debate over RBNZ independence
17th Nov 20, 6:19pm
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How National's call for $28 billion of newly-printed money to go into productive assets is cornering Labour politically, and sparking necessary debate over RBNZ independence
Social Credit leader Chris Leitch says the Government should borrow from itself to fund state house building, infrastructure development, health investment, and a substantial lift in low incomes
14th Nov 20, 9:52am
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Social Credit leader Chris Leitch says the Government should borrow from itself to fund state house building, infrastructure development, health investment, and a substantial lift in low incomes