Geoff Simmons

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(economist at gareth Morgan Investments) and an author

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Articles by Geoff Simmons

8th Oct 16, 11:07am
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Geoff Simmons notes that housing debt has hit record levels and yet policy ideas to prevent coming economic damage never deal with the tax loopholes that are driving the housing bubble
Geoff Simmons notes that housing debt has hit record levels and yet policy ideas to prevent coming economic damage never deal with the tax loopholes that are driving the housing bubble
8th Oct 16, 11:07am
1st Oct 16, 9:17am
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Geoff Simmons wants Auckland to just get on with the Unitary Plan, says there are no loss of 'rights' involved, the 'heritage' claims are a smokescreen, and the delays kneecap tomorrow's heritage
Geoff Simmons wants Auckland to just get on with the Unitary Plan, says there are no loss of 'rights' involved, the 'heritage' claims are a smokescreen, and the delays kneecap tomorrow's heritage
1st Oct 16, 9:17am
29th Sep 16, 8:26am
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Geoff Simmons critiques Nigel Latta's view of what is wrong with our economy; claims Latta missed the biggest factor - the misdirection of capital into housing
Geoff Simmons critiques Nigel Latta's view of what is wrong with our economy; claims Latta missed the biggest factor - the misdirection of capital into housing
29th Sep 16, 8:26am
3rd Sep 16, 7:20am
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Geoff Simmons outlines the options public policy officials have in tackling the speculative pressures building in Auckland's housing markets
Geoff Simmons outlines the options public policy officials have in tackling the speculative pressures building in Auckland's housing markets
3rd Sep 16, 7:20am
13th Aug 16, 7:56am
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Geoff Simmons says an FTT would leak like a sieve, penalise quite innocent and necessary trade, impede economic activity unnecessarily – all features of a bad tax
Geoff Simmons says an FTT would leak like a sieve, penalise quite innocent and necessary trade, impede economic activity unnecessarily – all features of a bad tax
13th Aug 16, 7:56am
16th Jul 16, 9:45am
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Geoff Simmons sees more questions than answers in Labour's housing proposals. Equity, NIMBYs and government monopolies all point to serious potential flaws
Geoff Simmons sees more questions than answers in Labour's housing proposals. Equity, NIMBYs and government monopolies all point to serious potential flaws
16th Jul 16, 9:45am
9th Jul 16, 8:02am
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Bernard Hickey and Geoff Simmons discuss the factors that the Reserve Bank is facing and why they have them is such a bind
Bernard Hickey and Geoff Simmons discuss the factors that the Reserve Bank is facing and why they have them is such a bind
9th Jul 16, 8:02am
9th Jul 16, 7:02am
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Geoff Simmons argues that intensification is the thorn that must be grasped for sake of the future of Auckland
Geoff Simmons argues that intensification is the thorn that must be grasped for sake of the future of Auckland
9th Jul 16, 7:02am
18th Jun 16, 7:34am
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Geoff Simmons says the bright line test is not restraining the property market - only a Comprehensive Capital Income Tax will, he claims
Geoff Simmons says the bright line test is not restraining the property market - only a Comprehensive Capital Income Tax will, he claims
18th Jun 16, 7:34am
21st May 16, 7:31am
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Geoff Simmons wants answers to three questions before abolishing Auckland’s city limit
Geoff Simmons wants answers to three questions before abolishing Auckland’s city limit
21st May 16, 7:31am
14th May 16, 8:48am
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Geoff Simmons has been thinking about the LINZ data and says it supports the idea of taxing all housing because rules and exemptions will just be exploited by the wealthy
Geoff Simmons has been thinking about the LINZ data and says it supports the idea of taxing all housing because rules and exemptions will just be exploited by the wealthy
14th May 16, 8:48am
31st Oct 15, 10:03am
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Geoff Simmons calls for a 'rational comparison' of the costs of moving freight by rail or road. He suspects the way infrastructure costs are treated will be important factors
Geoff Simmons calls for a 'rational comparison' of the costs of moving freight by rail or road. He suspects the way infrastructure costs are treated will be important factors
31st Oct 15, 10:03am
26th Oct 15, 7:10am
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Geoff Simmons says regulation is important, but unless it is nimble and well managed it can become a bigger problem than whatever it was intended to solve
Geoff Simmons says regulation is important, but unless it is nimble and well managed it can become a bigger problem than whatever it was intended to solve
26th Oct 15, 7:10am
16th Jul 15, 11:07am
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Geoff Simmons says Labour's solution to the 'crisis' they have identified is based on incorrect analysis with solutions that are unlikely to work
Geoff Simmons says Labour's solution to the 'crisis' they have identified is based on incorrect analysis with solutions that are unlikely to work
16th Jul 15, 11:07am
13th Mar 15, 7:00am
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Geoff Simmons says the RBNZ is throwing another pail of water on the house price inferno because John Key won't act
Geoff Simmons says the RBNZ is throwing another pail of water on the house price inferno because John Key won't act
13th Mar 15, 7:00am
20th Dec 14, 9:42am
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Geoff Simmons asks what plummeting milk prices mean for our fresh water. With farmers under financial stress does that means the environment is in second place?
Geoff Simmons asks what plummeting milk prices mean for our fresh water. With farmers under financial stress does that means the environment is in second place?
20th Dec 14, 9:42am
30th Nov 14, 1:27pm
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The Kiwi bach is a sinking ship and taxpayers should not pay to bail you out says the Morgan Foundation's Geoff Simmons
The Kiwi bach is a sinking ship and taxpayers should not pay to bail you out says the Morgan Foundation's Geoff Simmons
30th Nov 14, 1:27pm
25th Oct 14, 7:42am
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The crime is not being rich, the crime is we don’t tax all the income that wealth can earn says Morgan Foundation's Geoff Simmons
The crime is not being rich, the crime is we don’t tax all the income that wealth can earn says Morgan Foundation's Geoff Simmons
25th Oct 14, 7:42am
24th Oct 14, 10:01am
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Geoff Simmons thinks the Thomas Piketty inequality analysis suffers from being very Western Europe oriented, whereas the global picture shows a different and better picture
Geoff Simmons thinks the Thomas Piketty inequality analysis suffers from being very Western Europe oriented, whereas the global picture shows a different and better picture
24th Oct 14, 10:01am
6th Sep 14, 8:00am
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Will the NZ Power proposal actually reduce electricity charges? Geoff Simmons looks it over the longer term, and the alternatives
Will the NZ Power proposal actually reduce electricity charges? Geoff Simmons looks it over the longer term, and the alternatives
6th Sep 14, 8:00am

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