Opinion

18 May 18, 10:00am
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Motu research analysts on ending inequality in one ‘easy’ step, passing exams without studying, mansion taxes, volcanic smog, drug prices, whether carbon taxes kill jobs, the economic guide to picking a uni course, two obligatory Trump mentions, and more
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18 May 18, 8:25am
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EY's David Snell assesses Grant Robertson's first Budget and concludes there's much more to do to boost all-important productivity growth
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17 May 18, 2:28pm
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Terry Baucher crunches all the tax news in the Budget, and says going into the 2020 election is when we might see changes in tax thresholds
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16 May 18, 11:52am
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KiwiWealth's Diana Gordon, a big fan of legendary US investor Warren Buffett, finds herself reluctantly seeing truth in Elon Musk's opposition to a famous Buffett view
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16 May 18, 10:59am
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John Mauldin begins a delve into what he sees as a rapidly approaching train wreck; 'Something is on the tracks ahead and I don't see how we'll avoid hitting it'
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16 May 18, 10:24am
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Henry Chueh argues blockchain will offer improved cyber-security in a world dominated by the use of personal data and the Internet of Things, and thus is the way of the future
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16 May 18, 8:37am
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NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says California had a 22-year start on us in terms of using medical marijuana and it's time for cannabis reform here too
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15 May 18, 4:10pm
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Any NZ inquiry into the conduct of the financial services sector will require a lengthy and deep probe into the insurance sector, Gareth Vaughan argues
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14 May 18, 5:02pm
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Ardern and Parker avoid US-China crossfire while talking trade; Commit to consulting with public on what should and shouldn't be in free trade agreements
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14 May 18, 9:55am
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David Hargreaves says the Government needs to decide whether or not it is prepared to fully commit to a policy that was a key election platform
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13 May 18, 7:02am
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National has a new line of attack, calling the Government out for increasing debt by $10 billion. Although technically correct, Jason Walls says National needs to watch its step with this issue
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12 May 18, 10:23am
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Guy Trafford says although MPI are slow to accept it, containment of MPB is the future with a long-term eradication plan as was used with TB. That will change dairying
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11 May 18, 10:00am
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Infometrics' Brad Olsen with the top 10 things to know about the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax
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11 May 18, 6:26am
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The new Governor’s approach to the central bank’s communication was on full display on Thursday, turning the heads of journalists, MPs and economists
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10 May 18, 2:57pm
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An argument for why cryptocurrency traders can't be treated the same as property investors by the IRD
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10 May 18, 10:50am
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David Hargreaves sees bad signs from the Government's so-called Kiwibuild 'buying off the plans' scheme
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8 May 18, 7:25am
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Mercer's David Scobie says inflation may be lying low at the moment - but it is lurking
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7 May 18, 8:55am
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Guy Trafford says farmers should resist writing blank cheques for MPI to eradicate MPB until the Government can justify this as the right strategy, and how the money will be spent
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7 May 18, 8:22am
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Roger J Kerr says NZ bonds are at risk of being sold off by foreign investors - and next week's Budget may be a trigger point
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6 May 18, 7:42am
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NZ First is making a clear pitch to rural Kiwi voters and has a $3b war chest to help plead its case so how Simon Bridges’ performs on his tour of regional NZ will be very important, says Jason Walls
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5 May 18, 10:29am
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Kevin Loane checks how useful and realistic user rating systems are and decides, despite their obvious flaws, they are better having than not
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4 May 18, 12:25pm
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Rodney Dickens doubts landlords' costs drive rents, suggesting it's more likely income growth does. But he finds there is confusion in the data with the biggest threat from inflation
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4 May 18, 10:32am
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Geof Mortlock argues the prudential regulation of banks, insurers and non-bank deposit-takers should be moved from the RBNZ to a new regulatory agency
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4 May 18, 9:33am
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Sharon Forbes warns of the risks corporates expose themselves to when they alter the basis of products away from the assumptions consumers have historically had
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4 May 18, 9:27am
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Patrick Watson says free markets don't work well unless certain people lose - otherwise the entire system fails and everyone loses; which is happening right now
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