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Understanding the USA

Pinelopi Goldberg touts an effective way for a high-tariff country like the US to do more to reduce costs for consumers. "Openness" and "globalisation" may have fallen out of political favour, but free trade remains sound economic policy
14th May 22, 9:36am
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Pinelopi Goldberg touts an effective way for a high-tariff country like the US to do more to reduce costs for consumers. "Openness" and "globalisation" may have fallen out of political favour, but free trade remains sound economic policy
Pinelopi Goldberg argues that trade sanctions are a politically convenient but economically misguided response to Russia's war
19th Mar 22, 10:12am
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Pinelopi Goldberg argues that trade sanctions are a politically convenient but economically misguided response to Russia's war
A new analysis assesses the economic and trade relationship NZ has with the US, how it has developed, and how it is going up-market and hi-tech - in important pockets, at least
16th Mar 22, 10:14am
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A new analysis assesses the economic and trade relationship NZ has with the US, how it has developed, and how it is going up-market and hi-tech - in important pockets, at least
Stephen Roach proposes three ways Chinese policymakers can take the lead in restoring peace and stability
12th Mar 22, 4:16pm
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Stephen Roach proposes three ways Chinese policymakers can take the lead in restoring peace and stability
Stephen Roach thinks China's President Xi Jinping will need to revisit the cooperation agreement he forged with Vladimir Putin
8th Mar 22, 2:21pm
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Stephen Roach thinks China's President Xi Jinping will need to revisit the cooperation agreement he forged with Vladimir Putin
Stephen Roach worries that the US is not prepared for President Xi Jinping's new marriage of convenience with Russia
12th Feb 22, 9:29am
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Stephen Roach worries that the US is not prepared for President Xi Jinping's new marriage of convenience with Russia
Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the Southeast Asian region will once again be a major theatre of superpower confrontation
9th Feb 22, 12:12pm
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Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the Southeast Asian region will once again be a major theatre of superpower confrontation
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows that while the two main parties, China and the US, have both lost, 'bystander' countries have gained
22nd Jan 22, 9:15am
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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows that while the two main parties, China and the US, have both lost, 'bystander' countries have gained
Lurking behind lackluster jobs gain in the US is a stagnating labour market and the threat of Omicron. The jobs are there, but the workers aren't
11th Jan 22, 11:09am
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Lurking behind lackluster jobs gain in the US is a stagnating labour market and the threat of Omicron. The jobs are there, but the workers aren't
Robert Williams and Moritz Rudolf envision an EU-led de-escalation intitative for the growing tensions between the US and China, reminiscent of the Helsinki Process of the 1970s
29th Dec 21, 9:51am
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Robert Williams and Moritz Rudolf envision an EU-led de-escalation intitative for the growing tensions between the US and China, reminiscent of the Helsinki Process of the 1970s
Stephen Roach is getting that 1970s feeling from the Federal Reserve's sanguine view of recent price data
26th May 21, 9:49am
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Stephen Roach is getting that 1970s feeling from the Federal Reserve's sanguine view of recent price data
Zhang Jun traces the Sino-American cold war to a technology-driven transformation of American media and politics
22nd May 21, 10:27am
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Zhang Jun traces the Sino-American cold war to a technology-driven transformation of American media and politics
Stephen Roach explains why he expected a double-dip US recession this year, and why that call now lies in tatters
25th Apr 21, 8:59am
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Stephen Roach explains why he expected a double-dip US recession this year, and why that call now lies in tatters
Stephen Roach hopes US President Joe Biden can muster the courage to renounce his predecessor's failed but popular approach to relations with China
24th Mar 21, 11:40am
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Stephen Roach hopes US President Joe Biden can muster the courage to renounce his predecessor's failed but popular approach to relations with China
Stephen Roach contrasts China's robust and self-sustaining economic recovery with America's continuing weakness
27th Oct 20, 9:33am
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Stephen Roach contrasts China's robust and self-sustaining economic recovery with America's continuing weakness
Henry Thomson explains that the American presidential election isn't about winning the popular vote, but controlling how the Electoral College 'votes' are assigned
19th Oct 20, 3:12pm
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Henry Thomson explains that the American presidential election isn't about winning the popular vote, but controlling how the Electoral College 'votes' are assigned
Henry Thomson says what we are witnessing in the United States today is a straining of the world’s longest-lived and most prosperous democracy towards its constitutional breaking point
21st Sep 20, 2:03pm
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Henry Thomson says what we are witnessing in the United States today is a straining of the world’s longest-lived and most prosperous democracy towards its constitutional breaking point
Henry Thomson is following two elections this year and is looking at how COVID politics play out in each of them. Voters have choices soon about who we want in charge making pandemic decisions
30th Aug 20, 6:02am
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Henry Thomson is following two elections this year and is looking at how COVID politics play out in each of them. Voters have choices soon about who we want in charge making pandemic decisions
Henry Thomson is tracking how Americans are reacting to New Zealand's return to lockdown. And he is watching with some anxiety as classes start to reopen in the US in an environment where social responsibility is low
16th Aug 20, 6:02am
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Henry Thomson is tracking how Americans are reacting to New Zealand's return to lockdown. And he is watching with some anxiety as classes start to reopen in the US in an environment where social responsibility is low
Henry Thomson tracks an inward turning America whose changing attitudes to global cooperation and multilateral trade agreements pose difficult issues for New Zealand and how we earn our way in the world
29th Jul 20, 11:54am
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Henry Thomson tracks an inward turning America whose changing attitudes to global cooperation and multilateral trade agreements pose difficult issues for New Zealand and how we earn our way in the world
Henry Thomson says it is clear that restrictions to US mobility point to how hard the economic impacts will be, and real time tracking signals where and when the impending pain will start. It will have global consequences
11th Jul 20, 9:31am
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Henry Thomson says it is clear that restrictions to US mobility point to how hard the economic impacts will be, and real time tracking signals where and when the impending pain will start. It will have global consequences
Henry Thomson reports on how Arizona tried to have both work and social interactions during its official pandemic response only to find the virus took advantage of them quickly. The State is now the "hardest-hit" in the world
27th Jun 20, 10:56am
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Henry Thomson reports on how Arizona tried to have both work and social interactions during its official pandemic response only to find the virus took advantage of them quickly. The State is now the "hardest-hit" in the world
Henry Thomson assesses the upheavals of the past two weeks from inside the United States, pointing out that sharply rising joblessness may be easing and may help quell some of the frustration. But COVID-19 isn't going away
13th Jun 20, 10:51am
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Henry Thomson assesses the upheavals of the past two weeks from inside the United States, pointing out that sharply rising joblessness may be easing and may help quell some of the frustration. But COVID-19 isn't going away
Fear of another real estate price crash and memories of the extreme hardship it caused in 2008 haunt housing markets in Arizona, writes Henry Thomson. In conjunction with the pandemic, it's a deep-seated fear
31st May 20, 6:02am
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Fear of another real estate price crash and memories of the extreme hardship it caused in 2008 haunt housing markets in Arizona, writes Henry Thomson. In conjunction with the pandemic, it's a deep-seated fear
In Henry Thomson's Arizona home town, the easing of lockdown rules causes a minor stir, but most people seem genuinely respectful of the continuing need to take the virus threat seriously
16th May 20, 9:55am
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In Henry Thomson's Arizona home town, the easing of lockdown rules causes a minor stir, but most people seem genuinely respectful of the continuing need to take the virus threat seriously