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BRIAN GAYNOR: The big trade-off: Economic activity vs lives

Brian Gaynor
Sat, 19 Sep 2020

Brian Gaynor
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Global governments are facing a huge dilemma at present: how do they assess the trade-offs between economic activity and lives during the covid-19 pandemic.There is no easy solution to this dilemma, but June-quarter GDP figures and covid-19 statistics give us an early indication how this issue is tracking.With a New Zealand general election due in only four weeks can we come to any clear conclusions regarding how the nation is performing in terms of this economic activity versus lives debate?June quarter GDPThe NZ economy contracted by 12.2 per...

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