Targeting public servants for three years would have been anathema to Muldoon, writes Alexander Gillespie.
"I don't think we've invested sufficiently domestically in skills training, staff development."
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is playing down the impact proposed new rules on bank lending might have.
An economist is warning inflation is about to make a comeback after 30 years in the wilderness.
An economist has credited actions taken by the Govt and Reserve Bank last year with keeping Kiwis' credit scores high.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments to consider imposing a "solidarity or wealth tax" on the rich.
While the next GDP figures are likely to show we're in a recession, chances are we're already out of it, an economist has claimed.
Around two-thirds of Retail NZ members expect to see prices increase.
"Every year when the minimum wage goes up you hear... that jobs are going to be lost... we never actually see those losses."