We have a tendency as individuals to define things as “inherently good” or “inherently bad”. And when this comes to policy indicators this is dangerous.
Matt Nolan is an economist at Infometrics and
blogs at www.tvhe.co.nz
So we’ve had Labour and the Greens make the cost of energy the first big pillar of their upcoming election campaign.
I’m a little perplexed to see Gareth Morgan come out railing against the Productivity Commission’s report on the housing market.
As a general rule of thumb, whenever someone offers you something for nothing they aren’t telling you the full story – and that is exactly what we have with the Greens stating the Reserve Bank should start rebuilding Christchurch themselves by printing money.
Are we too prejudiced to clearly see the possibilities around land tax?
Let's put an end to political claims that don't cut the mustard.
Making our system simpler is the only way to fix it. A flat tax is the best way forward.
In a situation reminiscent of the 70s, the world economy has been battered by myriad oil price shocks in recent years. Can anything be done to make things better?
Give us a real inflation index
Water at what price?