The New Rankin File

commentaries on the edge, mainly on economic affairs

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Through the Cracks 5 Dec 2015
  published in Evening Report (5 December)

Tribal Politics 28 Nov 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (28 November)

Combative Young Men 21 Nov 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (21 November)

Whyte Trite 14 Nov 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (14 November)

Crash Investigation 7 Nov 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (7 November)

New Zealand: Second-Wealthiest Country in the World? 31 Oct 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (31 October)

Hope: The Four-way Division of Income 24 Oct 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (24 October)

The State versus the Public 17 Oct 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (17 October)

Universal Basic Income versus Guaranteed Minimum Income 10 Oct 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (10 October)

Predicting the World Economy through Financial Balances 8 Oct 2015
  published in Evening Report (8 October)

Australia’s Ireland 3 Oct 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (3 October)

Germany, The Eurozone and Mercantilism 29 Sep 2015
  published in Scoop (29 September)

Green Politics in Future New Zealand 26 Sep 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (26 September)

Syrian Refugee Migration and Europe 19 Sep 2015
  published in Evening Report (19 September)

The Economy of Services 15 Sep 2015
  published in Scoop (16 September)

Corbyn, Cooper, Thatcher, Savage 12 Sep 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (12 September)

The Economy: What's it for? 7 Sep 2015
  published in Scoop (7 September)

Labour: Pay Equity and Paid Parental Leave 5 Sep 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (5 September)

The Migration Crisis in Europe, Africa and Asia 3 Sep 2015
  published in Scoop (3 September)

The Future of Income 29 Aug 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (29 August)

Hollow Auckland, Hollow Media, Hollow Opposition 24 Aug 2015
  published in Scoop (24 August)

Countering Spin: The Savage-Corbyn Phenomenon 22 Aug 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (22 August)

Auckland Slowdown? 17 Aug 2015
  published in Scoop (17 August)

A People’s Flag 15 Aug 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (15 August)

Chunuk Bair Centenary 8 Aug 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (8 August)

Trans-Pacific: Partnership or Jousting Contest? 6 Aug 2015
  published in Evening Report (6 August)

Centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair 3 Aug 2015
  published in Scoop (3 August)

Casual Labour and Public Equity 1 Aug 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (1 August)

The Balance of Payments and the Housing Market 30 Jul 2015
  published in Scoop (30 July)

Money, Greed and Growth 28 Jul 2015
  published in Evening Report (28 July)

Money, Flow and Debt. To find solutions, understand the problem 25 Jul 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (25 July)

Auckland Housing: What's in a Name? 21 Jul 2015
  published in Scoop (21 July)

Why we are so mean to Greeks and the entrapped poor 18 Jul 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (18 July)

Money as a Social Technology 10 Jul 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (10 July)

The Flag and the 'Waste of Money' Syndrome 9 Jul 2015
  published in Scoop (9 July)

Creating a Future: The Adjacent Possible  3 Jul 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (3 July)

Currencies: The Rules of the Game applied to Germany and Greece 2 Jul 2015
  published in Scoop (2 July)

Money ‘As If’ it was Magic 27 Jun 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (27 June)

Japan's Twenty-First Century Settlement 25 Jun 2015
  published in Scoop (25 June)

Greece's Economic Woes are Systemic 24 Jun 2015
  published in Scoop (24 June)

House Prices, Interest Rates and Money 20 Jun 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (21 June)

Unpacking Austerity in Europe 13 Jun 2015
  published as Greece and all that in The Daily Blog (13 June)

Housing Supply: Investment versus Rental Properties 11 Jun 2015
  published in Scoop (11 June)

Political Economy: Ricardo versus Malthus 6 Jun 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (6 June)

Effective Citizenship and Property Ownership 4 Jun 2015
  published in Scoop (4 June)

Inflation 30 May 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (30 May)

Universal Superannuation and Workers 28 May 2015
  published in Scoop (28 May)

Benefit Increase? 23 May 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (23 May)

Zero-Sum Financial Reality: (+X) + (-X) = 0 19 May 2015
  published in Scoop (19 May)

Government Deficit Phobia 16 May 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (16 May)

Thomas Chalmers 1780-1847: Evangelist, Political Economist 15 May 2015
  published in Scoop (15 May)

Housing Finance and Infrastructure 14 May 2015
  published in Scoop (14 May)

MPs' Real Property Interests 12 May 2015
  published in Scoop (12 May)

UK Election: Anticipation and Afterthoughts 11 May 2015
  published in Scoop (11 May)

First-Past-the-Post was the Winner on the Day 9 May 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (9 May)

First-Past-the-Post will be the Winner on the Day 2 May 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (2 May)

Meaningful Opportunities for Young Men 30 Apr 2015
  published in Scoop (30 April)

New Zealand population dynamics before and after WW1 28 Apr 2015
  published in Scoop (28 April)

Gallipoli, our Boys' Overseas Experience of Imperial Militarism 25 Apr 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (25 April)

United Kingdom General Election on 7 May 23 Apr 2015
  published in Scoop (23 April)

Herd of Elephants? Negative Interest Rates as the New Reality 18 Apr 2015
  published as 'New class war; not at all like before' in The Daily Blog (18 April)

Rent Now, Live Life, Buy Later Maybe 16 Apr 2015
  published in Scoop (16 April)

Young Debt 11 Apr 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (11 April)

Nuanced Economic Growth 9 Apr 2015
  published in Scoop (9 April)

Capitalist Perpetual Motion? 4 Apr 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (4 April)

Subsistence and the Benefit  31 Mar 2015
  published in Scoop (31 March)

Reflecting on the Northland Byelection  30 Mar 2015
  published in Scoop (30 March)

Games of Dominos: Selection, Rejection and Belief  28 Mar 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (28 March)

Is Easy Credit the Problem?  24 Mar 2015
  published in Scoop (24 March)

Economic Outlook: Growth or Slowth?  21 Mar 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (21 March)

Paying Surplus Value  14 Mar 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (14 March)

Sugarnomics  12 Mar 2015
  published in Scoop (12 March)

Paying Politicians and Managers  7 Mar 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (7 March)

Fixing Tax Evadance through Public Equity | Keith Rankin  5 Mar 2015
  published in Scoop (5 March)

Inflation, Deflation, Balance  2 Mar 2015
  published in Scoop (2 March)

Normative Economic Journalism  28 Feb 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (28 February)

Media Imagination: Asking the Right Questions  27 Feb 2015
  published in Scoop (27 February)

Basic Basic Income  21 Feb 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (21 February)

Political Minders and Basic Income  14 Feb 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (14 February)

Public Holidays  7 Feb 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (7 February)

Deflation  27 Jan 2015
  published in Scoop (27 January)

Global Balancing  21 Jan 2015
  published in The Daily Blog (22 January)