Opinion

22nd Jul 19, 2:05pm
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics says in such bizarre times all bets are off, but the storm clouds are gathering and someone, potentially you, is likely to get hit
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics says in such bizarre times all bets are off, but the storm clouds are gathering and someone, potentially you, is likely to get hit
22nd Jul 19, 2:05pm
21st Jul 19, 9:12am
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Fathom Consulting's Brian Davidson worries about the wisdom of a pre-emptive Fed rate cut. But then he decides to chill out, with apologies to Bob Marley
Fathom Consulting's Brian Davidson worries about the wisdom of a pre-emptive Fed rate cut. But then he decides to chill out, with apologies to Bob Marley
21st Jul 19, 9:12am
20th Jul 19, 11:42am
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Christine Lagarde’s departure from the International Monetary Fund represents a golden opportunity to reconsider its global role. What should her successor's priorities be?
Christine Lagarde’s departure from the International Monetary Fund represents a golden opportunity to reconsider its global role. What should her successor's priorities be?
20th Jul 19, 11:42am
20th Jul 19, 11:19am
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Central banks are the "only game in town," maintaining ultra-low interest rates in the absence of counter-cyclical fiscal policies. A new approach to macroeconomic management is needed
Central banks are the "only game in town," maintaining ultra-low interest rates in the absence of counter-cyclical fiscal policies. A new approach to macroeconomic management is needed
20th Jul 19, 11:19am
19th Jul 19, 10:00am
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Motu researchers on a forest-eating coalmine, cheating on exams, scootering drunk or stoned, treating cannabis addiction, and the best sort of team for initiating new ideas…
Motu researchers on a forest-eating coalmine, cheating on exams, scootering drunk or stoned, treating cannabis addiction, and the best sort of team for initiating new ideas…
19th Jul 19, 10:00am
18th Jul 19, 9:33am
Peter Dunne wonders how much more humiliation the Greens’ rank and file membership will be prepared to accept before walking away altogether
Peter Dunne wonders how much more humiliation the Greens’ rank and file membership will be prepared to accept before walking away altogether
18th Jul 19, 9:33am
17th Jul 19, 10:29am
David Hargreaves wonders if the push-back, particularly by the Big Four Aussie banks, against the RBNZ's capital proposals may ultimately prove to be counter-productive
David Hargreaves wonders if the push-back, particularly by the Big Four Aussie banks, against the RBNZ's capital proposals may ultimately prove to be counter-productive
17th Jul 19, 10:29am
17th Jul 19, 9:17am
Rodney Dickens says understanding how our local long term interest rates are influenced has huge implications for how much they will move in response to RBNZ and Government pro-growth and pro-inflation policies
Rodney Dickens says understanding how our local long term interest rates are influenced has huge implications for how much they will move in response to RBNZ and Government pro-growth and pro-inflation policies
17th Jul 19, 9:17am
16th Jul 19, 9:50am
David Hargreaves says the Government needs to take a hard look at the growing usage of Kiwisaver to fund deposits for houses - and the risks that this carries
David Hargreaves says the Government needs to take a hard look at the growing usage of Kiwisaver to fund deposits for houses - and the risks that this carries
16th Jul 19, 9:50am
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
14th Jul 19, 10:49am
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The United States has the resources to create a better capitalist system, and it is clear which policies can improve wellbeing. But the country needs to elect a president and Congress that can build this system
The United States has the resources to create a better capitalist system, and it is clear which policies can improve wellbeing. But the country needs to elect a president and Congress that can build this system
14th Jul 19, 10:49am
14th Jul 19, 6:46am
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Will Christine Lagarde have the same powers over markets and politicians as the wizardly Mario Draghi? A great deal hangs on this question says Fathom's Erik Britton
Will Christine Lagarde have the same powers over markets and politicians as the wizardly Mario Draghi? A great deal hangs on this question says Fathom's Erik Britton
14th Jul 19, 6:46am
12th Jul 19, 10:12am
Canterbury University's Tom Coupé on whether we can rely on economic forecasts, the bad reputation of forecasts, why they are important, whether we can become better at forecasting, and whether forecasting happiness is any easier
Canterbury University's Tom Coupé on whether we can rely on economic forecasts, the bad reputation of forecasts, why they are important, whether we can become better at forecasting, and whether forecasting happiness is any easier
12th Jul 19, 10:12am
11th Jul 19, 2:16pm
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When the risks of international engagement are more obvious than ever, China faces questions about whether – and to what extent – it should open up its economy to the rest of the world. At stake is up to US$37 tln in economic value by 2040
When the risks of international engagement are more obvious than ever, China faces questions about whether – and to what extent – it should open up its economy to the rest of the world. At stake is up to US$37 tln in economic value by 2040
11th Jul 19, 2:16pm
10th Jul 19, 2:04pm
Rodney Dickens says current official forecasts are tainted by wishful thinking and take no account of policies that will boost wage inflation. OCR cuts and fiscal stimulus will boost growth so that the labour market will be tighter next year than now
Rodney Dickens says current official forecasts are tainted by wishful thinking and take no account of policies that will boost wage inflation. OCR cuts and fiscal stimulus will boost growth so that the labour market will be tighter next year than now
10th Jul 19, 2:04pm
9th Jul 19, 1:09pm
David Hargreaves argues that the current push to devolve central government powers to local authorities should not be countenanced - but there's a danger it will be with an election looming
David Hargreaves argues that the current push to devolve central government powers to local authorities should not be countenanced - but there's a danger it will be with an election looming
9th Jul 19, 1:09pm
7th Jul 19, 12:15pm
TOP's Geoff Simmons channels Peter Fraser, and joins the dots between a co-operative under existential pressure and the environment. Are we now thinking about a dairy industry without Fonterra as we know it?
TOP's Geoff Simmons channels Peter Fraser, and joins the dots between a co-operative under existential pressure and the environment. Are we now thinking about a dairy industry without Fonterra as we know it?
7th Jul 19, 12:15pm
6th Jul 19, 10:41am
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Despite the latest truce between the US and China, the world is in a dangerous phase of great-power competition. Smaller powers such as European and Pacific-Rim countries stand no chance of fair and open trade unless they form a united front
Despite the latest truce between the US and China, the world is in a dangerous phase of great-power competition. Smaller powers such as European and Pacific-Rim countries stand no chance of fair and open trade unless they form a united front
6th Jul 19, 10:41am
5th Jul 19, 10:16am
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Following through on its commitment for 'reform and opening up' requires China to find ways to manage escalating tensions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy
Following through on its commitment for 'reform and opening up' requires China to find ways to manage escalating tensions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy
5th Jul 19, 10:16am
5th Jul 19, 10:00am
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr on why fiscal austerity is our greatest mistake, widening inequality - a problem for everyone, the rise of the angry voter and more
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr on why fiscal austerity is our greatest mistake, widening inequality - a problem for everyone, the rise of the angry voter and more
5th Jul 19, 10:00am

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