Posts Tagged ‘finance’

Finance debate – Grant Robertson vs big flaming gasbag

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, September 7th, 2017 - 54 comments

The RNZ debate between Labour and Nat finance spokespersons has just concluded – Grant Robertson vs a big flaming gasbag. Robertson very strong, gasbag unable to name One Single Person who agrees with his $11.7bn big lie.

Money Week: avoid getting ripped off

Written By: - Date published: 2:35 pm, September 11th, 2012 - 23 comments

Since 2006, 66 New Zealand finance companies, funds and mortgage trusts have failed (closed, liquidation, receivership, moratorium, suspended). An estimated $3.5 billion has already been lost with another $8.6 billion still at risk.

Guest poster Adele shows the need  for a week of events and activities to raise awareness about how people can better manage their money (if they have any) and get help to do so – Money Week.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, August 6th, 2011 - 31 comments

Cuts are good for you.

Speculators – Our Evil Overlords

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, June 21st, 2010 - 44 comments

Many think that Capitalism has been corrupted, socialised. It hasn’t – it’s been purified. We used to have capitalists that produced things; they weren’t the worker’s friend, but they did actually serve a purpose, setting up factories, providing the machinery for workers to use. But now we have a new class of capitalist that doesn’t […]

The Economist – looking at risk

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, February 14th, 2010 - 1 comment

The Economist has been looking at the failures in the financial markets at assessing risk. They have quite a lot of material available. But here are some audio visuals that are of interest.

Note: These clips are all in iFrames which may not display/play where there are strong web controls.

The gods of greed

Written By: - Date published: 11:33 am, June 13th, 2008 - 19 comments

The Guardian has extracts from a new book by Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson, The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future, in which they explain “how the reckless speculation of a super-rich elite has left us all the poorer”. They promised economic stability, order and prosperity. But instead the […]

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