Opinion

16 Sep 17, 6:02am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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4 Sep 17, 4:28pm
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Latest figures suggest that the Auckland house building market is going to need a whole lot more than words and political posturing
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4 Sep 17, 9:58am
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Gareth Vaughan looks at Kiwibank's big IT about-face and suggests the recent shareholding change at the bank is the driving force behind it
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4 Sep 17, 9:40am
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Terry Baucher says the growth of cryptocurrencies underlines the need for comprehensive tax reform in NZ especially in relation to capital
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3 Sep 17, 6:02am
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With GDP and immigration numbers due two days before the election, Alex Tarrant looks at which party is set to gain the most from media reaction to the figures. He reckons it's Labour
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2 Sep 17, 6:02am
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Ron Pol sheds light on the legal profession & money laundering and argues anti-money laundering is manageable for law firms
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2 Sep 17, 6:02am
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The NZ Initiative's Sam Warburton looks at election pledges and says it's time to address transport funding and incentive issues
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1 Sep 17, 10:46am
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Paul Barber with 10 Great Election Ideas
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31 Aug 17, 12:04pm
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Martien Lubberink on sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers, or put another way, the RBNZ's plans for banks' capital quality
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31 Aug 17, 11:33am
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The election campaign proper starts today, Alex Tarrant writes: How Labour should defend its tax stance, how the campaign might play after tonight's poll & leaders' debate; And why Winston isn't yet 100% Kingmaker
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31 Aug 17, 10:40am
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Rodney Dickens says there won't be a major catch-up phase for residential building unless something significant is done to improve new housing affordability
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31 Aug 17, 9:22am
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Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says we need to work together to ensure everyone in New Zealand has an adequate home to live in. 'We must leave nobody behind'
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30 Aug 17, 12:55pm
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Xander Snyder looks at the GFC derived loss of public trust in technocrats highlighted by the demise of LIBOR
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