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Te wiki o te tāke – because tax is basically about politics (benefits for your supporters, paid for by your opponents), there are fights over the cost of living payments, who will pay for climate adaption, trusts, and who can unethically rort the system
7th Aug 22, 2:50pm
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Te wiki o te tāke – because tax is basically about politics (benefits for your supporters, paid for by your opponents), there are fights over the cost of living payments, who will pay for climate adaption, trusts, and who can unethically rort the system
TOP Leader Raf Manji says an inquiry into the RBNZ's Covid-19 response could help establish a blueprint for managing future crises
7th Aug 22, 6:00am
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TOP Leader Raf Manji says an inquiry into the RBNZ's Covid-19 response could help establish a blueprint for managing future crises
James K. Galbraith contends that tightening US monetary policy will inflict social and economic harm with little to no payoff
6th Aug 22, 9:45am
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James K. Galbraith contends that tightening US monetary policy will inflict social and economic harm with little to no payoff
Jason Furman argues the US Federal Reserve should err on the side of doing too much, rather than too little
5th Aug 22, 12:42pm
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Jason Furman argues the US Federal Reserve should err on the side of doing too much, rather than too little
New Zealand is touting a green hydrogen economy, but it will face big environmental and cultural hurdles
4th Aug 22, 8:48am
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New Zealand is touting a green hydrogen economy, but it will face big environmental and cultural hurdles
Government lays out its climate change adaptation plan, with data to be key, and legislation covering managed retreat from high risk areas coming
3rd Aug 22, 11:02am
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Government lays out its climate change adaptation plan, with data to be key, and legislation covering managed retreat from high risk areas coming
Potential National/Act NZ (46%) coalition is just ahead of Labour/ Greens (44.5%) in July, but Maori Party holds the balance of power
2nd Aug 22, 7:48pm
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Potential National/Act NZ (46%) coalition is just ahead of Labour/ Greens (44.5%) in July, but Maori Party holds the balance of power
Economist Brian Easton says an opposition caucus is a seething mass of factions, schemings, plottings and plans for coups
1st Aug 22, 8:55am
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Economist Brian Easton says an opposition caucus is a seething mass of factions, schemings, plottings and plans for coups
The critical question confronting New Zealand, writes Chris Trotter, is whether we any longer have the resources to repair our physical and human infrastructure?
1st Aug 22, 8:09am
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The critical question confronting New Zealand, writes Chris Trotter, is whether we any longer have the resources to repair our physical and human infrastructure?
Te wiki o te tāke – The IRD explains when business losses can be carried forward, applies the blowtorch to a director over tax debts. And what about windfall taxes?
31st Jul 22, 1:09pm
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Te wiki o te tāke – The IRD explains when business losses can be carried forward, applies the blowtorch to a director over tax debts. And what about windfall taxes?
Ross Stitt looks at how Australia is faring with living with Covid, noting it's proving to be challenging and enduring
28th Jul 22, 12:08pm
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Ross Stitt looks at how Australia is faring with living with Covid, noting it's proving to be challenging and enduring
Gareth Vaughan on the missing profits of nations, the last taboo in central banking, the CBDC threat to ticket clippers, China's 'mountain of non-performing loans,' & the multi-billion dollar global illegal mining industry
26th Jul 22, 10:34am
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Gareth Vaughan on the missing profits of nations, the last taboo in central banking, the CBDC threat to ticket clippers, China's 'mountain of non-performing loans,' & the multi-billion dollar global illegal mining industry
Stephen Roach thinks China, who benefited the most from global trade growth, could now lose the most
26th Jul 22, 9:26am
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Stephen Roach thinks China, who benefited the most from global trade growth, could now lose the most
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One-term Governor joins Brash, Spencer, Grimes and McDermott in criticising RBNZ's QE-laden looseness since 2019
26th Jul 22, 8:41am
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One-term Governor joins Brash, Spencer, Grimes and McDermott in criticising RBNZ's QE-laden looseness since 2019
Bernard Hickey argues $20b of Covid cash should be returned to taxpayers, along with $20b of the $621b of Covid-era capital gains 'earned' by households
25th Jul 22, 1:42pm
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Bernard Hickey argues $20b of Covid cash should be returned to taxpayers, along with $20b of the $621b of Covid-era capital gains 'earned' by households
James Shaw ejected as co-leader by restive members; he says he'll stand again for co-leader; says he would also stay as Climate Minister if he loses again
25th Jul 22, 1:09pm
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James Shaw ejected as co-leader by restive members; he says he'll stand again for co-leader; says he would also stay as Climate Minister if he loses again
Economist Brian Easton questions whether we are keeping up with the changing global trade patterns
25th Jul 22, 9:14am
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Economist Brian Easton questions whether we are keeping up with the changing global trade patterns
The Greens loathing of majorities is attributable to their unshakeable conviction that their party’s view of the world is the only correct one. Greens are elitists, writes Chris Trotter, and proud of it
25th Jul 22, 7:14am
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The Greens loathing of majorities is attributable to their unshakeable conviction that their party’s view of the world is the only correct one. Greens are elitists, writes Chris Trotter, and proud of it
Te wiki o te tāke: Depreciating buildings; who are taxed the heaviest? and the OECD says housing should be taxed
24th Jul 22, 3:16pm
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Te wiki o te tāke: Depreciating buildings; who are taxed the heaviest? and the OECD says housing should be taxed
Pinelopi Goldberg shows why a more comprehensive policy response is needed to rein in rising prices
24th Jul 22, 6:00am
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Pinelopi Goldberg shows why a more comprehensive policy response is needed to rein in rising prices
Brendon Harre assesses the work and thinking of Henry George, a 19th century 'progressive' political economist whose ideas sparked many reform movements, and suggests New Zealand could benefit from his insights
23rd Jul 22, 9:30am
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Brendon Harre assesses the work and thinking of Henry George, a 19th century 'progressive' political economist whose ideas sparked many reform movements, and suggests New Zealand could benefit from his insights
Kevin Trenberth offers a climate change explainer, including the scale of the problem, how to tackle it, and how much this all costs
22nd Jul 22, 12:35pm
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Kevin Trenberth offers a climate change explainer, including the scale of the problem, how to tackle it, and how much this all costs
As our Official Cash Rate is being increased at never-before-seen speed, David Hargreaves tries to make sense of it all and the potential repercussions
21st Jul 22, 1:24pm
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As our Official Cash Rate is being increased at never-before-seen speed, David Hargreaves tries to make sense of it all and the potential repercussions
China's alignment with Russia has driven 75% of Australians to consider it 'very likely' or 'somewhat likely' that China will become a military threat to Australia in the next 20 years
21st Jul 22, 11:53am
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China's alignment with Russia has driven 75% of Australians to consider it 'very likely' or 'somewhat likely' that China will become a military threat to Australia in the next 20 years
Quality analysis, unlike that done by the bank economists and Reserve Bank, points to a dire near-term outlook, questioning the case for more OCR hikes at this stage, says Rodney Dickens
20th Jul 22, 11:39am
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Quality analysis, unlike that done by the bank economists and Reserve Bank, points to a dire near-term outlook, questioning the case for more OCR hikes at this stage, says Rodney Dickens