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Facing the thing that's holding NZ back

23 Jun, 2017 7:23am
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Brian Fallow

Brian Fallow is a former economics editor of The New Zealand Herald

brian.fallow@nzherald.co.nz

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COMMENT: Steven Joyce has hardly thrown fiscal caution to the winds, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 19 May, 2017 6:20am
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Fallow: More than 90,000 landlords have invested in businesses that are running at a loss.
  • 12 May, 2017 6:14am
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COMMENT: One in six people aged 65-plus don't own their home, and that's likely to rise.
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COMMENT: New limit will curb future social spending.
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COMMENT: More renewables, winter energy subsidy feature in party's electricity policy.
  • 21 Apr, 2017 6:49am
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COMMENT: Instead of taxing housing harder, why not change the tax on retirement savings?
  • 13 Apr, 2017 6:14am
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Labour's plan to reform monetary policy is more modest than it looks.
  • 7 Apr, 2017 6:00am
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Businesses say they plan to invest more, but are they doing as they say?
  • 31 Mar, 2017 6:00am
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COMMENT: New ways are needed to help councils bear cost of vital infrastructure.
  • 24 Mar, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Report points to a big change in the way we use the land.
  • 17 Mar, 2017 6:00am
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COMMENT: Gareth Morgan's Opportunities Party has some radical ideas for tax and benefits, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 10 Mar, 2017 6:55pm
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COMMENT: Proposed reforms will only nibble at the cost of taxpayer-funded pensions, says Brian Fallow.
  • 2 Mar, 2017 9:00am
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COMMENT: Donald Trump evidently has a primitive view of international commerce.
  • 24 Feb, 2017 6:00am
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COMMENT: Even a little relief for taxpayers will take a big bite out of the Government's expected surpluses, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 17 Feb, 2017 6:11am
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COMMENT: In an election year, a useful economic indicator of how Kiwis are feeling is consumer spending.
  • 10 Feb, 2017 6:00am
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Let's hope that whoever succeeds Graeme Wheeler as Reserve Bank governor next year does as good a job as he has.
  • 3 Feb, 2017 6:44am
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COMMENT: Readers of a certain age might remember when there was a degree of prejudice against the wave of immigrants from the Netherlands, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 27 Jan, 2017 6:21am
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COMMENT: Is the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership the death of open economies or just a setback, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 20 Jan, 2017 7:22am
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COMMENT: The overall growth numbers look solid. But some of the details are not so encouraging, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 16 Dec, 2016 6:25am
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Gareth Morgan's proposal to tax the equity on homes does not sound like an election winner, but it's worth another look, writes Brian Fallow.
  • 8 Dec, 2016 2:00pm
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COMMENT: There's little chance NZ will get through the next few years without an economic shock.
  • 2 Dec, 2016 8:03am
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COMMENT: Income gains have largely come from working more, not from working better, Brian Fallow writes.
  • 25 Nov, 2016 6:19am
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COMMENT: Treasury's newly updated projections for the long-run outlook look OK for a few years, but then it gets ugly.
  • 18 Nov, 2016 6:20am
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COMMENT: It is a welcome development that Statistics NZ is now producing household living-cost price indexes.
  • 10 Nov, 2016 11:20am
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COMMENT: Taking Donald Trump at his word, his election heralds a trade war, a recession, and a setback for climate change efforts.