2020

New Zealand’s top job

Being a house is the most attractive job in New Zealand today. If you do not believe me, let me tell you the story of our family home. [...]

Let’s keep hoping

To deal with the country's boiling problems requires a different approach to policymaking – one based on sound economics, not just opinion polls. [...]

Shovel-ready or not

Though shovel-ready, current government projects are just as useful as building pyramids, burying banknotes and creating earthquakes. It is not what Keynes had in mind, but it is the best his disciples can come up with these days. [...]

Government caution needed in these uncertain times

Though it is tough to reliably forecast what Covid-19 will do to key economic indicators over the coming years, the true legacy of Covid-19 will be for the Government to occupy the commanding heights of the economy once again. And make everyone poorer. [...]

Europe’s lockdown lessons

Europe has left the early stage of the pandemic behind. With more information at hand, European countries are managing Covid-19 in a controlled way. It is a step towards normality on a long road ahead. [...]