Opinion

24th Jan 21, 6:31am
Gareth Vaughan on the central bank propping up a share market, an obituary for a failed presidency, trusts slipping through the crackdown cracks, the buy now pay later bubble & Iran's struggles with bitcoin mining
Gareth Vaughan on the central bank propping up a share market, an obituary for a failed presidency, trusts slipping through the crackdown cracks, the buy now pay later bubble & Iran's struggles with bitcoin mining
24th Jan 21, 6:31am
21st Jan 21, 12:28pm
Stephen Roach interrogates the distinction between US-style cyber-libertarianism and Chinese-style digital surveillance
Stephen Roach interrogates the distinction between US-style cyber-libertarianism and Chinese-style digital surveillance
21st Jan 21, 12:28pm
21st Jan 21, 9:11am
by Guest
Melvyn Krauss predicts that a steadily rising euro and the imperative of preserving the eurozone will force EU policymakers' hands
Melvyn Krauss predicts that a steadily rising euro and the imperative of preserving the eurozone will force EU policymakers' hands
21st Jan 21, 9:11am
20th Jan 21, 11:54am
The whole purpose of technological advancements is to enable goods and services to be produced and distributed more efficiently and at a lower cost. Yet these big deflationary forces are not captured in official policy models notes Alison Brook
The whole purpose of technological advancements is to enable goods and services to be produced and distributed more efficiently and at a lower cost. Yet these big deflationary forces are not captured in official policy models notes Alison Brook
20th Jan 21, 11:54am
19th Jan 21, 11:36am
David Hargreaves says the ability of first home buyers to keep competing in the viciously competitive housing market will be a key thing to watch this year
David Hargreaves says the ability of first home buyers to keep competing in the viciously competitive housing market will be a key thing to watch this year
19th Jan 21, 11:36am
18th Jan 21, 9:13am
Economist Brian Easton says all nations have shadows; some acknowledge them. For others they shape their image in uncomfortable ways
Economist Brian Easton says all nations have shadows; some acknowledge them. For others they shape their image in uncomfortable ways
18th Jan 21, 9:13am
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
15th Jan 21, 11:05am
by Guest
Zhang Jun and Shi Shuo worry that the incoming Biden Administration will continue its predecessor's "mistaken" approach to China
Zhang Jun and Shi Shuo worry that the incoming Biden Administration will continue its predecessor's "mistaken" approach to China
15th Jan 21, 11:05am
13th Jan 21, 10:02am
by Guest
Yuen Yuen Ang says the Trump Administration's attacks on China were as much about globalisation as about China itself
Yuen Yuen Ang says the Trump Administration's attacks on China were as much about globalisation as about China itself
13th Jan 21, 10:02am
13th Jan 21, 9:00am
by Guest
Dambisa Moyo identifies five key areas where firms must apply cutting-edge technologies - or risk being left behind
Dambisa Moyo identifies five key areas where firms must apply cutting-edge technologies - or risk being left behind
13th Jan 21, 9:00am
12th Jan 21, 11:29am
Jenée Tibshraeny on the billion dollars a bank has just borrowed from the RBNZ, the Chris Liddell saga, banks writing riskier mortgages and cafés closing during peak season
Jenée Tibshraeny on the billion dollars a bank has just borrowed from the RBNZ, the Chris Liddell saga, banks writing riskier mortgages and cafés closing during peak season
12th Jan 21, 11:29am
11th Jan 21, 9:05am
Chris Trotter says the extraordinary images captured in and around the US Capitol Building mirror the worst images of America’s past
Chris Trotter says the extraordinary images captured in and around the US Capitol Building mirror the worst images of America’s past
11th Jan 21, 9:05am
8th Jan 21, 10:30am
Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
8th Jan 21, 10:30am
7th Jan 21, 9:03am
by Guest
Koichi Hamada argues that positive persuasion is the key to closing America's cognitive divide
Koichi Hamada argues that positive persuasion is the key to closing America's cognitive divide
7th Jan 21, 9:03am
5th Jan 21, 3:29pm
David Chaston points out that the new 39% income tax rate won't work as intended. It will just re-incentivise the housing distortion, sad because the real answer has been in plain sight for a decade
David Chaston points out that the new 39% income tax rate won't work as intended. It will just re-incentivise the housing distortion, sad because the real answer has been in plain sight for a decade
5th Jan 21, 3:29pm
5th Jan 21, 9:02am
Economist Brian Easton has been watching the comedy of British politics and the tragedy of the outcome. We can treat Brexit as an experiment, he says, the first trade pact to reduce the flow of trade
Economist Brian Easton has been watching the comedy of British politics and the tragedy of the outcome. We can treat Brexit as an experiment, he says, the first trade pact to reduce the flow of trade
5th Jan 21, 9:02am
4th Jan 21, 9:15am
Chris Trotter says the powerful political metaphor of the Maori Party leading the despised and marginalised from danger to safety, is one Labour could have pre-empted by taking the uprising at Waikeria Prison much more seriously
Chris Trotter says the powerful political metaphor of the Maori Party leading the despised and marginalised from danger to safety, is one Labour could have pre-empted by taking the uprising at Waikeria Prison much more seriously
4th Jan 21, 9:15am
30th Dec 20, 9:55am
by Guest
Bill Emmott considers why even poor Asian countries have outperformed the West in responding to the virus
Bill Emmott considers why even poor Asian countries have outperformed the West in responding to the virus
30th Dec 20, 9:55am
29th Dec 20, 10:23am
by Guest
Mariana Mazzucato and Simon Sharpe explain why static cost-benefit analysis often leads to policy errors with serious long-term consequences
Mariana Mazzucato and Simon Sharpe explain why static cost-benefit analysis often leads to policy errors with serious long-term consequences
29th Dec 20, 10:23am
28th Dec 20, 7:59am
by Guest
Stephen Roach explains why the negative impact on supply and demand will not end when the pandemic does
Stephen Roach explains why the negative impact on supply and demand will not end when the pandemic does
28th Dec 20, 7:59am
28th Dec 20, 6:02am
Chris Trotter sees more radicals on the right than the left, and suspects Jacinda Ardern's extended appeal is bolstered by her promises to conserve and protect, appealing to deep-seated antipathy to updating changes, even necessary change
Chris Trotter sees more radicals on the right than the left, and suspects Jacinda Ardern's extended appeal is bolstered by her promises to conserve and protect, appealing to deep-seated antipathy to updating changes, even necessary change
28th Dec 20, 6:02am
27th Dec 20, 6:02am
by Guest
Brendon Harre sees the property owning ‘haves’ taking all the economic opportunity and leaving nothing for the ‘have-nots’. He wants a Housing Commissioner with the ability to level the field
Brendon Harre sees the property owning ‘haves’ taking all the economic opportunity and leaving nothing for the ‘have-nots’. He wants a Housing Commissioner with the ability to level the field
27th Dec 20, 6:02am
26th Dec 20, 9:31am
Susan St John makes the case for taxing a deemed rate of return on excessive real estate holdings (after a family home exemption), to redirect scarce housing resources to where they are needed most
Susan St John makes the case for taxing a deemed rate of return on excessive real estate holdings (after a family home exemption), to redirect scarce housing resources to where they are needed most
26th Dec 20, 9:31am
26th Dec 20, 6:02am
Reducing house-price inflation depends on identifying the drivers. Right now, that means interest rate policy and quantitative easing must change. Everything else is band-aid as the fireball grows
Reducing house-price inflation depends on identifying the drivers. Right now, that means interest rate policy and quantitative easing must change. Everything else is band-aid as the fireball grows
26th Dec 20, 6:02am
24th Dec 20, 9:31am
by Guest
Jonathan Woetzel and Jeonmin Seong identify collaboration as the key factor in the region's transformation into a global tech powerhouse
Jonathan Woetzel and Jeonmin Seong identify collaboration as the key factor in the region's transformation into a global tech powerhouse
24th Dec 20, 9:31am

Pages