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Summer reissue: Hey Shamubeel #2 – how did we get here?

We wanted to better understand the changing New Zealand economy, and who better to explain it than superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub. Below, the second of six short videos featuring Shamubeel giving it to us straight while sitting comfortably in a classic Kiwi chair. In this episode: a tour through New Zealand’s tumultuous economic history.

First published on November 4, 2016.

This video is part of The New Economy, a pop-up section which takes a critical look at the issues and challenges facing the New Zealand economy.

Starring: Shamubeel Eaqub

Directed by: José Barbosa

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The New Economy: Kiwibank’s Paul Brock on the power of local

Hey Shamubeel #1: New Zealand versus The World

Hey Shamubeel #3: What happened to work?

Hey Shamubeel #4: Will tech kill us all?

Hey Shamubeel #5: Did tax just get cool?

Hey Shamubeel #6: Are we going to be OK?


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