Tagged: BERL

Real decline? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 26, 2014

Nolan rightly hits on a bit of chicanery in reporting on BERL's policy costings for the Greens:Investing to maintain real spendingThis one is genuinely disappointing as it seems to be an almost explicit misinterpretation of Budget forecast figures.The numbers for claiming falling real expenditure come straight from the Treasury forecasts here, but are then deflated.  This sounds good on … Read More

No QE “free lunch” for NZ - The Dismal Science

Matt Nolan Oct 07, 2012

As a general rule of thumb, whenever someone offers you something for nothing they aren’t telling you the full story – and that is exactly what we have with the Greens stating the Reserve Bank should start rebuilding Christchurch themselves by printing money. Now, in order to come to this conclusion a bunch of points [...] … Read More