Category: Economic Issues
With all of the indecision, contradictions, and failure to follow the lead of countries that have controlled the virus without destroying their economies, one can’t help but feel our leaders are making this crisis deeper than was necessary.
Investing is an act of optimism. The greater threat for our economy is the damage that has been done to business confidence. Pessimists don't invest.
What we have here is a slick manoeuvre by the current government to gain public approval for a community programme that will make them look good in election year...
Seven coronaviruses are now known to infect humans: the alpha, beta, gamma, and delta strains, SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. While the first four are responsible for influenza-type illnesses, with a fatality rate of 0.1 percent, both SARS and MERS are more deadly.
The 2020 general election will be held on Saturday September 19th. It will give New Zealanders the opportunity to vote, not only for those we want to govern the country for the next three years, but also on whether we want cannabis and euthanasia to be legalised.
The cause of rising house prices is basic economics – demand exceeds supply. In the short run, excess demand bids up prices. In the longer run, high prices lead to an increase in supply, particularly in new construction. But we are not yet in a balanced demand-supply situation.
Without a doubt Sian Elias’ Ngati Apa judgement was unprecedented judicial activism. And that’s the problem with judicial activism – the public are left to pick up the pieces. So here we are, almost 20 years later, facing multiple tribal claims for the country’s entire coastline. The first ones will be heard this year...