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Policies to slay the inflation dragon

Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 20 Jul 2021

Inflation - a thief of savings and an insidious influence on the wallet (Image: Deposit Photos)
Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 20 Jul 2021
Inflation is rising. Interest rates are on the ascent.   Will the costs – both economic and political – of these developments be the moment the penny drops for the government and it recognises we need more focus on the key building block to wellbeing: the economic base and supply side capacity of the economy to grow?The need for interest rates to move up is a sign of some economic success. Outside of tourism, the economy has excess, not insufficient, demand.  We have major supply problems that go beyond covid-related...

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