Opinion

20 Sep 17, 8:55am
Terry Baucher looks into what the agenda should be for a tax working group, who the group's members could be, and whose interests they should consider
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19 Sep 17, 12:01pm
The housing market is bearing up surprisingly well; the real question now is whether it will be 'left alone' or not after the election
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19 Sep 17, 9:41am
Siah Hwee Ang says Chinese domestic players are now having a bigger influence on what foreign companies need to do to succeed in China
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18 Sep 17, 10:49am
Brian Fallow looks at the breakdown of bipartisan consensus on trade policy and what this means, or might mean, for the sale of residential properties to overseas buyers
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18 Sep 17, 10:00am
The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton is pleased the Labour Party has clarified its tax policy and now wants more detail on the party's plans for labour relations
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17 Sep 17, 6:02am
With a week to go, Alex Tarrant reckons it’s advantage Labour; National’s still in it – why a few thousand voters could be the difference; Also, what would Winston want, and could the 'London vote' be the final straw for changing the govt?
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16 Sep 17, 10:19am
Michael Reddell offers up his thoughts on the tax and fiscal policy debates of the past few weeks; He discusses the Nordic tax system, deficits vs surpluses, and Labour's Tax Working Group
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16 Sep 17, 6:02am
Jenée Tibshraeny teases out an economic theory for why migration policy should be driven by well-being not GDP growth
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15 Sep 17, 10:00am
Climate change advocate Paul Young on: Who broke the climate? Counting the cost of the weather, trying to balance the carbon emissions budget, why China is a big hope, NZ's inconvenient truth & more
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14 Sep 17, 5:02am
David Chaston was in China recently and offers ten perspectives on a rising power that will increasingly dominate how we see our place in the world
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13 Sep 17, 1:33pm
National may have steadied the ship this past week with its tax attacks on Labour; Alex Tarrant reviews the polls, potential coalitions and what we've seen on the campaign trail the last few days
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12 Sep 17, 8:31am
Siah Hwee Ang says we should expect a lot more discussions around when and how we can observe ‘outcomes’ from OBOR activities
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11 Sep 17, 4:20pm
After years of hands-off tactics from central government, whatever hue of administration takes over after September 23 is likely to be more interventionist in the housing market
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11 Sep 17, 11:31am
Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
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10 Sep 17, 6:02am
Labour is now in a position of choice. The ball is in National’s court to respond, perhaps with a lurch across the centre line, Alex Tarrant writes
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8 Sep 17, 10:41pm
Roy Morgan Research updates its polling on what the real issues are. They are dominated by ‘Poverty and the gap between the rich and poor’, ‘House prices & Housing affordability’ and ‘Housing shortages & Homelessness’ as the vote nears
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8 Sep 17, 10:15am
The NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram on whether social programmes work, the perils of planners, why people don't vote, solving the housing crisis, genetic engineering, hooking up with economists, and more
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7 Sep 17, 10:06am
Labour has 'clarified' that any land tax that may or may not be recommended by its Tax Working Group, won't be allowed to apply to land under the family home, which also won't be covered by a CGT that may or may not be recommended
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5 Sep 17, 3:21pm
National was wrong on Labour's fiscals; But it was always going to come because it allows English and Joyce to talk up their main campaign attack on Labour: Tax. We all need to get over it, Alex Tarrant says
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5 Sep 17, 11:35am
Brian Fallow takes a pre-election look at income and consumer spending data to get an idea of how the average New Zealander is doing financially
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