Brian Fallow is a former economics editor of The New Zealand Herald
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Brian Fallow: Easing the squeezing for middle earners
National's tax plan would deliver little gain for the people it aims to help.
Brian Fallow: The message Adrian Orr is sending to business
And the message is: Don't assume you can pass rising costs on to your customers.
Budget 2022: Brian Fallow - Robertson takes foot off accelerator
Government spending will grow more slowly than the economy which has to support it.
Brian Fallow: Who's really to blame for domestic inflation?
Uncontrolled govt spending pushing up prices? The numbers tell another story.
Brian Fallow: Tradies beware - tax change could bite
Suggested change to obscure tax rule could hit many small businesses.
Brian Fallow: Reserve Bank gets down to the brutal business of stamping out inflation
Reserve Bank has opted to turn up the volume in its message to businesses setting prices.
Brian Fallow: Vlad the inflater spreads global pain
Putin's war means higher prices and lower world growth.
Brian Fallow: Why Christopher Luxon's tax plan misses the mark
Luxon's tax plan won't do much to help the people hit hardest by inflation.
Brian Fallow: Economic soft landing tricky to pull off
Central bank sees GDP growth continuing, but that forecast could easily veer off course.
Brian Fallow: Productivity boost needed to lift NZ incomes
NZ's reliance on more workers - and more migrants - isn't boosting real incomes.
Brian Fallow: Inflation's 5.9% rise — ugly however you do the numbers
Rising prices are now widespread, affecting most of the things we buy.
Brian Fallow: Why worry about the economy? Let me count the reasons
Inflation, Omicron, climate change -- 2022 already has plenty of threats to growth.
Brian Fallow: Robertson makes a down payment on the climate
Initial $1 billion a year earmarked for climate response fund will have to be much bigger.
Brian Fallow: Aiming low in climate's fight against farm emissions
Bid to cut agricultural emissions could be left behind by events.
Brian Fallow: Will increased wealth rub off on spending?
Household wealth has soared, but how much of that rubs off on spending?
Brian Fallow: Nanaia Mahuta is right on water reforms
Good reasons to ignore parochial concerns about so-called 'assets'.
Brian Fallow: Big changes in the way we get around
New climate change document sees scope for cuts in transport emissions.
Brian Fallow: Rate rise ignores dangers that could slow growth
Has the uncertainty that led to a pause in OCR hike seven weeks ago has dissipated?
Brian Fallow: Nightmarish times for first-home dream
OPINION: RBNZ's itchy finger on interest lever adds to anxieties of those trying to own.
Brian Fallow: Law tweak to make sure giants play fair
Sharpening up of Commerce Act a long time coming.
Brian Fallow: Hi ho, hi ho, it's back in gear we'll go
Resilience seen in ANZ survey suggests firms expect another quick rebound.
Brian Fallow: Plan to reform RMA leaves many unanswered questions
Draft version of new law has business groups worried about obstacles to development.
Brian Fallow: Jobs market showing the signs of strain
Employers need workers, while hundreds of thousands of people want more work.
Brian Fallow: Go easy on the bubble-bursting, Adrian
Latest Covid outbreak is a reminder of how vulnerable the economic recovery really is.
Brian Fallow: Wartime economy is no time for interest rate rises
The old rules don't apply as long as we're doing battle with Covid-19.
Brian Fallow: How far will Reserve Bank go with its big squeeze?
The economy may seem robust but skills shortages and price inflation loom large.
Brian Fallow: Making pensioners poorer isn't a Super idea
Treasury needs better ideas for containing the rising cost of NZ Superannuation.
Brian Fallow: Parochial politics a threat to better management of our water
Government's planned reforms could make up for decades of under-investment.
Brian Fallow: A chance to have your say on immigration
As Kiwis have left, migrants made up the balance - but has NZ got the numbers right?
Brian Fallow: Robertson plays it down the middle despite opportunity to invest
Robertson is about midway between the skinflint and the spendthrift ends of the spectrum.
Brian Fallow: Choose your weapons in housing fight
First home buyers face financial risk, but Government's focus is on investors.
Brian Fallow: How far will Robertson move into RBNZ's territory?
Balancing act between bank and Government.
Brian Fallow: Climate change plan - emissions impossible for farmers?
Agriculture groups say Climate Change Commission too optimistic on potential for cuts.
Brian Fallow: Expect Reserve Bank to keep things loose
With so much uncertainty ahead, now's not time to ease up on stimulatory pedal.
Brian Fallow: Shooting the property investors' sacred cow
It's better to limit runaway house prices now, before they do even more damage.
Brian Fallow: Jobs bouncing back from Covid? Not so fast
PAYE data suggests employment hasn't recovered as strongly as believed.
Brian Fallow: Cutting farm emissions - without cutting farm output
Fewer animals can produce same amount of product, says Climate Change Commission's plan.
Brian Fallow: Unhappy returns set to remain for hard-hit savers
Got money in bank? Real interest rates are negative — and not likely to get better soon.
Brian Fallow: Housing crisis only adds to inequality
While lower interest rates help homeowners, rising rents just add to pressure on the poor.
Brian Fallow: Failure to boost productivity is keeping us poor
NZ's productivity performance has long lagged behind other nations.
Brian Fallow: A home of your own is a dream worth supporting
What can we do to turn around the plunge in home ownership?
Brian Fallow: Immigration — it's value, not volume
Time to focus on more than just the number of migrants.
Brian Fallow: Spare us the finger-wagging over house prices, Grant Robertson
Minister could have just asked RBNZ about house prices, not made it a public issue.
Brian Fallow: When rates are this low, why go lower?
Reserve Bank's plan could do more harm than good.
Brian Fallow: Is Adrian Orr about to pull the LVR trigger?
Soaring property market could encourage Reserve Bank to reimpose loan-to-value limits.
Brian Fallow: Small steps beat radical change in Labour's plan for the future
Ardern has made it clear that she's steering for the middle of the road.
Brian Fallow: Govt debt? Worry about something else
Health and superannuation costs are bigger issues.