OnPoint by Keith Ng

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OnPoint: We hold these truths to be self-evident

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  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    Lead story on the Herald web site in 3 . . . 2 . . .

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    Quantative tightening by means of pyromaina?

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Quantative tightening by means of pyromaina?

    Let's pour some kerosene on the embers, baby...

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5429 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    Come on! Who reads footnotes? If it was important they would have put it in the main text.

    (P.S dose --> douse)

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • uroskin,

    $1.3bn is 26,500 houses at $500k a pop. If we set them on fire wouldn't that:
    A) Lift house prices due to the diminished stock
    B) Increase rent due to higher accommodation demand
    Thus increasing capital gains and rental yield for landlords.
    So they don't need to set the cash on fire. They'll get it back from the insurance anyway.

    Waiheke Island • Since Feb 2007 • 178 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    It was a dark day when KLF burnt a million pounds (wiki)

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • Keir Leslie,

    So they don't need to set the cash on fire. They'll get it back from the insurance anyway.

    Famously, property damaging fires are countercyclic.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1452 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Most houses in NZ would be too damp to burn.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Our analysis looks at these policy suggestions in isolation and not in the context of potentially offsetting policies.

    Oh... well, I hope it's printed on soft, absorbent paper because a paper cut on your ring is not pleasant.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Alien Lizard (anag),

    Arthur Brown - putting the Ash in Cash

    ...a paper cut on your ring is not pleasant

    nor is a paper burn
    putting the Cash in Ash - That Man In Black

    The Arrrgh Complex • Since Jan 2010 • 158 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I feel almost compelled to link to a vindaloo recipe. Almost.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Keith Ng,

    It was a dark day when KLF burnt a million pounds (wiki)

    Wo-ah.

    "Intellectual dry-wank", yes. But full points for commitment.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I feel almost compelled to link to a vindaloo recipe. Almost.

    Ah, the one with more Loo than Vinda?.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

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