On Friday I gave interest.co.nz a Top 10 which, in a sense, considered trade, immigration, and social policy – at least in terms of some of the principles we used to discuss trade-offs. Go over and give it a crack 😉
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About Matt Nolan
Matt Nolan is an economist at Infometrics and student at Victoria University of Wellington (although the opinions expressed are independent of these organisations) .
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Entries by Matt Nolan
Note: This is an outline of thoughts rather than some type of persuasive argument – in time I should make an effort to flesh out all the little bits in this, but it is just a run down of my current general thoughts. Take it as such and feel free to provide constructive feedback 😉 Anyone […]
While I have been buried in literature regarding New Zealand’s policy past I have not been paying too much attention to what politicians within New Zealand have been saying. This has led me to miss the growth in xenophobia in New Zealand – with the suggestion of putting a levy on “foreign workers” now being […]
I am disappointed with Paul Krugman (ht Economist’s View). Now don’t get me wrong, I am against almost everything that Trump plans to do. I am socially liberal, his tax policies (and the sharp cuts and spending that will need to be implemented) will redistribute away from the poor, his tariffs programs will hurt the […]
I was sitting around eating a date scone the other day when I ran into this article by Shamubeel Eaqub. The topic was central bank communication and whether the RBNZ (New Zealand’s central bank) was doing things well. Within a number of hours I’d been sent the link numerous times and had received a pile […]
I am not blogging at the moment – and I’m incredibly sorry about that. I won’t really be back until I can commit to being back properly – which won’t be until I’ve completed a lot of modeling work related to income inequality in New Zealand. I am not back today to talk about any […]