Opinion

21st Apr 19, 6:02am
While the high-end of town will be chuffed with the Government's torpedoing of Capital Gains Tax, the less well-off won't be. A successful revamp of Labour's flagship housing policies could help a lot, says David Hargreaves
While the high-end of town will be chuffed with the Government's torpedoing of Capital Gains Tax, the less well-off won't be. A successful revamp of Labour's flagship housing policies could help a lot, says David Hargreaves
21st Apr 19, 6:02am
20th Apr 19, 10:02am
Geoff Simmons says capitalism can work, but only if it is a level playing field. Right now we have the opposite of a level playing field. We have a game that is rigged in the favour of a few
Geoff Simmons says capitalism can work, but only if it is a level playing field. Right now we have the opposite of a level playing field. We have a game that is rigged in the favour of a few
20th Apr 19, 10:02am
18th Apr 19, 10:52am
Peter Dunne says Labour is now in a peculiar position of being broadly in step with public opinion, but having to placate two very grumpy groups in the unions and the Greens
Peter Dunne says Labour is now in a peculiar position of being broadly in step with public opinion, but having to placate two very grumpy groups in the unions and the Greens
18th Apr 19, 10:52am
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18th Apr 19, 8:03am
Terry Baucher is surprised the Govt won't prioritise any Tax Working Group environmental tax proposals for now, and argues we'll be re-litigating the issue of capital taxation within a decade
Terry Baucher is surprised the Govt won't prioritise any Tax Working Group environmental tax proposals for now, and argues we'll be re-litigating the issue of capital taxation within a decade
18th Apr 19, 8:03am
17th Apr 19, 7:40pm
MMP in action: ​Jenée Tibshraeny on the politics of the Government putting a Capital Gains Tax to bed
MMP in action: ​Jenée Tibshraeny on the politics of the Government putting a Capital Gains Tax to bed
17th Apr 19, 7:40pm
17th Apr 19, 10:19am
Terry Baucher ponders whether there will be one Capital Gains Tax to rule them all
Terry Baucher ponders whether there will be one Capital Gains Tax to rule them all
17th Apr 19, 10:19am
15th Apr 19, 3:23pm
David Hargreaves reckons that whether by design or not the Tax Working Group has ended up being a public referendum for Capital Gains Tax - and it's likely to work out well for the Government
David Hargreaves reckons that whether by design or not the Tax Working Group has ended up being a public referendum for Capital Gains Tax - and it's likely to work out well for the Government
15th Apr 19, 3:23pm
15th Apr 19, 11:35am
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics believes the rest of the world will enter a period something like Japan endured following 1990, and is still grappling with today
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics believes the rest of the world will enter a period something like Japan endured following 1990, and is still grappling with today
15th Apr 19, 11:35am
13th Apr 19, 10:33am
Terry Baucher takes a look at more CGT criticisms, reviews upcoming changes to online GST and loss ringfencing
Terry Baucher takes a look at more CGT criticisms, reviews upcoming changes to online GST and loss ringfencing
13th Apr 19, 10:33am
12th Apr 19, 10:00am
Tom Coupe and Olivier Gergaud on the contribution of wine to the NZ economy, climate change & wine, wine as an investment, wine quality and wine research
Tom Coupe and Olivier Gergaud on the contribution of wine to the NZ economy, climate change & wine, wine as an investment, wine quality and wine research
12th Apr 19, 10:00am
11th Apr 19, 2:17pm
Peter Dunne calls for a wide ranging investigation into health issues and a plan for the medicines New Zealanders might reasonably expect to have access to and how these should be funded
Peter Dunne calls for a wide ranging investigation into health issues and a plan for the medicines New Zealanders might reasonably expect to have access to and how these should be funded
11th Apr 19, 2:17pm
9th Apr 19, 3:02pm
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics argues the next recession will be deep, long, painful, and probably truly global and persistent
John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics argues the next recession will be deep, long, painful, and probably truly global and persistent
9th Apr 19, 3:02pm
9th Apr 19, 11:47am
David Hargreaves ponders whether we need a rethink of how we structure and fund our primary gatherer of statistical information - and maybe we should start with scrapping the 2018 census and starting again
David Hargreaves ponders whether we need a rethink of how we structure and fund our primary gatherer of statistical information - and maybe we should start with scrapping the 2018 census and starting again
9th Apr 19, 11:47am
8th Apr 19, 8:24am
Chris Trotter wonders whether provincial and conservative New Zealanders will embrace diversity and multiculturalism with the same fervour as their fellow citizens in Grey Lynn and Wadestown
Chris Trotter wonders whether provincial and conservative New Zealanders will embrace diversity and multiculturalism with the same fervour as their fellow citizens in Grey Lynn and Wadestown
8th Apr 19, 8:24am
6th Apr 19, 2:05pm
by Guest
David Norman says the regional fuel tax is helping change how people travel, doing its bit to free up space on Auckland's congested roads
David Norman says the regional fuel tax is helping change how people travel, doing its bit to free up space on Auckland's congested roads
6th Apr 19, 2:05pm
6th Apr 19, 2:05pm
by Guest
Foreign banks are becoming easy targets for populist expropriation, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. And as they pull back so are necessary capital flows for development
Foreign banks are becoming easy targets for populist expropriation, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. And as they pull back so are necessary capital flows for development
6th Apr 19, 2:05pm
6th Apr 19, 2:01pm
by Guest
The changes China’s economy has undergone are sweeping, unprecedented, and essential. The world would be far better served by understanding them than by trying to prove these achievements are less impressive than they are
The changes China’s economy has undergone are sweeping, unprecedented, and essential. The world would be far better served by understanding them than by trying to prove these achievements are less impressive than they are
6th Apr 19, 2:01pm
5th Apr 19, 10:00am
Kiwibank senior economist Jeremy Couchman on the top 5 drivers of rising populism, including living in a material world, the robots taking over, the lingering GFC effects, the decline of labour's bargaining power, and inescapable rising inequality
Kiwibank senior economist Jeremy Couchman on the top 5 drivers of rising populism, including living in a material world, the robots taking over, the lingering GFC effects, the decline of labour's bargaining power, and inescapable rising inequality
5th Apr 19, 10:00am
4th Apr 19, 9:43am
Patrick Watson argues the US-China trade war is evolving, not ending and suggests anyone who bets otherwise will probably regret it
Patrick Watson argues the US-China trade war is evolving, not ending and suggests anyone who bets otherwise will probably regret it
4th Apr 19, 9:43am
4th Apr 19, 8:39am
Peter Dunne bemoans the current sorry state of politics, which has seen the demise of give-and-take and balanced argument that had previously been the hallmarks of liberal democracy
Peter Dunne bemoans the current sorry state of politics, which has seen the demise of give-and-take and balanced argument that had previously been the hallmarks of liberal democracy
4th Apr 19, 8:39am

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