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Economists need sense of humour

16 January 2017

The Spectator: If economists want to be trusted again, they should learn to tell jokes.This is a subject badly in need of healthy ridicule.  More>

Dickens assesses economic surveys

5 December 2016

Economist Rodney Dickens suggests how you should assess the numerous surveys and market indicators published about the economy, and how to draw conclusions from them. More>

PM doesn't trust Treasury

5 December 2016

Bernard Hickey: The PM doesn’t trust the Treasury’s forecasts for the very long term and the very short term, but thinks we should rely on the medium term one that says we can afford tax cuts, extra social spending, the quake rebuilds and debt More>

How many Big Macs could you buy for the equivalent cost of a median priced Auckland house compared to Melbourne, Sydney and New York?

14 September 2016

Borrowing a leaf from the pages of the famous Big Mac Index developed by The Economist magazine to measure whether currencies in different countries are over or under-valued depending on their Big Mac purchasing power, developed its own Big Mac Property Index. More>