University As Consumption Good

Firstly, James Zuccollo at TVHE: As summarised by the Economic Logician, “except for the top students, high school graduates do not care about academics at all. All they want is excellent “college consumption amenities.” And…

7 Due Diligence Websites

In the wake of yet another finance industry disaster, I thought I’d share some good online due diligence resources for Kiwis. In 2012, it’s crazy to not take advantage of the resources available that enable…

OCR Cuts and Business Borrowing Costs

This chart clearly shows that cuts in the OCR have barely flown through to business borrowing costs. The spread between the OCR and the interest rate charged for business finance has increased markedly since the…

The Vanishing Labour Market

…in New Zealand we have one political party talking about subsidising manufacturing and the other political party talking about how lazy the unemployed are.   It makes me a sad panda. – Matt Nolan One reason…