When the Facts Change

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When the Facts Change

Bernard Hickey's essential weekly guide to the intersection of economics, business and politics in Aotearoa. Created by The Spinoff together with Kiwibank.

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The rise of the inflation robots

The rise of the inflation robots

Inflation has become the thief in our wallets for the first time in a generation and there are plenty of culprits to blame. But there’s also a new and more insidious source: automatic inflation. Bernard Hickey goes on the hunt for the “inflation robots” this week.
Petrol prices and our lizard brains

Petrol prices and our lizard brains

The government’s decision to cut fuel taxes this week highlights just how hard it is for politicians and voters to deal with short sharp shocks to the system. Bernard Hickey looks at what that says about our ‘lizard brains’ and how climate change requires a new way of thinking.
Bonus episode: The power of diversity and inclusion

Bonus episode: The power of diversity and inclusion

In recognition of the Pride festival this month, Liz Knight, chief risk officer at Kiwibank and a proud member of the Rainbow community, and Jess Segal, senior manager of Leadership, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kiwibank, joined The Spinoff’s Simon Day to discuss how far New Zealand has come – and the work that still needs to be done.