14 May 2021
What have we got to lose by standing up to China?
Bernard Hickey talks to Natasha Hamilton-Hart from the University of Auckland business school and Sam Roggeveen from Australia’s Lowy Institute about why we should stop worrying about trade and stand up to China on human rights abuses.
11 May 2021
Bonus episode: Sustainability with Kiwibank’s Julia Jackson
The Spinoff business editor Michael Andrew is joined by Kiwibank sustainability lead Julia Jackson to talk about the evolving concept of sustainability, its growing influence on businesses and how New Zealanders can better integrate it into their lives.
7 May 2021
The value of investing in health and happiness
How does a government work out the best way to spend money to maximise not just GDP but the long-term health and happiness of its population?
30 April 2021
What will the Reserve Bank’s decisions mean for house prices?
Bernard Hickey talks to Valocity Global CEO Carmen Vicelich and Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr about the big decisions being made by the Reserve Bank at the moment.
23 April 2021
New Zealand’s temporary migration scandal
Bernard Hickey talks to economist Julie Fry and Anu Kaloti from the Migrant Workers’ Association about how New Zealand is failing to live up to its image as a kind country when it comes to temporary migration.
16 April 2021
The real fight for climate and housing action is at council level
This week we’re talking about the political economy of housing affordability and climate change, and how the big decisions in these debates are actually being made at local government level.
15 April 2021
Bonus episode: Shannon Te Huia, Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year
In this bonus episode of When the Facts Change, The Spinoff’s business editor Michael Andrew talks with Shannon Te Huia, the 2021 Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year
9 April 2021
Global capitalism’s ‘doom loop’ and how to stop it
Bernard Hickey talks to economists Ganesh Nana and Craig Renney about global capitalism’s ‘doom loop’ and how addressing inequality and improving productivity can help stop it.
1 April 2021
The rise of the work from home economy
This week we’re looking at the rise of the work from home economy that has grown out of global lockdowns.
26 March 2021
Unpacking Labour’s new housing package
The facts changed earlier this week when the government announced a major new housing package. In this episode, we’ll work out what it all means for buyers and renters.
19 March 2021
Can NZ’s housing affordability problem ever be solved?
Welcome to When the Facts Change, a new podcast from The Spinoff together with Kiwibank. This week, we’re talking about housing.