https://t.co/tlXsLXZarK
26/06/2017 9:21 PM
RT @rethinkecon: 'Going Beyond Exchange' from @TheMinskys @HeskevanDoornen https://t.co/GVNeY8gyIQ
23/06/2017 8:53 PM
RT @ChrisGiles_: Hard or soft Brexit? The six scenarios for Britain https://t.co/Fk2hj8muah via @FT
23/06/2017 8:52 PM
This is worth a read: https://t.co/gjARfKQ6JB
20/06/2017 9:58 PM
RT @PositiveMoneyUK: ...and it’s almost impossible to reduce our debts without causing a recession - Welcome to the debt trap! https://t.co…
20/06/2017 9:49 PM
@Parker_Banking The pirates are in the accendency - on the pirate scale there is no difference between Trump and Pu… https://t.co/XbxmE9OJao
17/06/2017 1:11 PM
RT @PositiveMoneyUK: Why are House Prices So High? https://t.co/kYNWqTc6kP
16/06/2017 3:57 PM
@Omearanz Tax incentives point away from productive investments - asset price inflation is not productive of itself… https://t.co/zOCXPEj93U
15/06/2017 5:00 PM
@Parker_Banking People without income and assets cannot be consumers - superfluous to economy - superfluous to soci… https://t.co/EHIOqdcNXH
15/06/2017 12:18 PM
@Parker_Banking Full of rah rah platitudes: happened before no worries.Then machines replaced muscle/debt low, now… https://t.co/SMvdIfmpi1
15/06/2017 12:15 PM
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MAY 17

Fake News - Alternative Facts - Threat to Democratic Debate




We have seen a lot about “fake” news, “alternative” facts?

• Two main elements – subjective reality v objective reality


What does the idea we are living in a “post” truth world really mean?

• Lose sight of objective facts and the we are in a world of opinion…
• Opinion does not have to be grounded..


tags: fake news, alternative facts, democracy conflict
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24
MAY 17

On The Land May 2017




TPP on life support, or TPP 11 the TPP less the USA. Given Japan who have long protected their agricultural sector and NZ can agree it might have legs:


tags: economics, election, brexit, greece, trump
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FEB 17

On the Land February 2017




Fair bit has happened since my last visit, a change of Prime Minister, an election date, and we can look forward to a change in Reserve Bank Governor. A the end of all certainties with the inauguration of Donald Trump, it's a pretty heady mix for us all.

No certainties but a few guesses the we are likely to see a resurgence of bilateral trade agreements rather than more multilateral...


tags: debt, currency, housing, keen, trump, whitehouse
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30
NOV 16

Talking to Rob again - On the Land




The end of year interview with Rob finished a bit more positive and probably more uncertain than the year opened Brexit, Trump and and the pacific rim with the TPP most places we depend on are a worry.

As mentioned in the interview closer to home are the comments from the RBNZ, here is the November MPS:


tags: rbnz, mps, financial stability, gdt auction
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OCT 16

On The Land October 2016




Background for the interview with Rob.

See the interview here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Ow2lYjsBQ&feature=youtu.be

There is a lot happening in the world, try and keep an open mind, many argue we are at the end of history but there are many things that are not settled and need...


tags: economics, housing, dairy trade, tax havens, political economy
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27
SEP 16

Thirty Years of Manufacturing New Zealand




Thirty Years of Manufacturing New Zealand

See presentation here:

https://1drv.ms/p/s!AoCNln6gsG1Tik6N8KqUEWpoy3ft

New Zealand was the first country to embrace inflation targeting, along with a raft of other polices that have come to be known as the broad neoliberal policy approach....


tags: manufacturing, exchange rate, currency, policy, debt, exports, complexity, value
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4
MAR 16

The New Dragons




There is an old saying: generals tend to fight the last war; a war they were themselves much exposed to the action forming solid memories of their fights. So it is with politicians and policy makers, confronted by a new world they cling to the learnings and responses of the past, fighting what was once real.

The set piece event that opens each year by the Reserve Bank Governor,...


tags: currency, inflation, growth, turner, gfc, debt, finance, keen, stability
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AUG 15

Land, Buildings and the Balance of Trade




Housing has been a growing issue in many, but not all, economies around the world. In New Zealand, it has been a standout problem that seems to be getting worse, a problem characterised by the Auckland housing market. Housing and land values underpin an issue that directly affects everyone, through higher living costs, driving higher inequality; asset price inflation can be damaging on...


tags: housing, tax, taxation, land, property, ireland, investment, investors, speculation, land tax
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25
MAR 15

Housing – what can we learn from others?




Housing has been a hot topic in recent years, as prices in Auckland and Christchurch continue to rise. Housing is an issue that affects everyone, particularly through its effect on the tradable sector and average wages – drawing investment away from productive enterprise and keeping interest rates and consequentially the exchange rate higher than they otherwise would be. Rampant house price...


tags: housing, lvr, loan to value, loan to income, macroprudential, rbnz, central banks, supply, demand
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24
MAR 15

Technological disruption and the future of work




Technological progress leading to mechanical automation has already changed how people work around the world, but advances, particularly in software and computing power are opening up new possibilities of automation and disruption. This change was described recently by Xero Managing Director Chris Ridd, “


tags: exports, manufacturing, innovation, work, employment, automation, competition, education