Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
Kirdan Lees says $20 billion is the starting point of additional fiscal support that will be required from the Government for New Zealand's small and medium sized businesses
NZIER's Kirdan Lees & Geoff Parr say the impact of the expected El Niño may differ from the past due to changed farming practices
Kirdan Lees on public transport & Uber, the difficulty of inflation forecasting, Treasury going viral, arresting bad behaviour at the school gate, China & Japan, Dilbert & more
Kirdan Lees on the benefits of Seattle, Klippa - Swedish for cut, art vs science, Latin America's hangover, millennials & baby boomers, it isn't 1987, the UK election, Dilbert & more
Kirdan Lees on the skills to pay the bills, 7 reasons why Aussie house prices are so high, blast off for US interest rates? Dude, where's my inflation?
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