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Audio: Thompson & Norman - In Our Banks We Trust

Saturday, 25 July 2009, 2:12 pm | Finlay Thompson

Do we trust our banks? The Official Cash Rate, the cost of money to banks, has fallen 5.75% but mortgage and credit card rates have fallen significantly less suggesting that our banks are not passing on their savings to us. I talk to Finlay Thompson ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Bank Money Isn’t Legal Tender

Wednesday, 18 July 2001, 3:52 pm | Finlay Thompson

"I'm afraid I won't be available for this. The only people still even wondering about this topic, in my experience, are so far into the lunatic fringe that it is not worth the bother." More >>

Eco-Economy: The Green Party Vs Michael Cullen

Wednesday, 6 June 2001, 10:33 am | Finlay Thompson

A new line has been drawn in New Zealand politics, and it is no surprise that the issue that has brought everything bubbling up to the surface is the Labour government's Super Fund proposal. More >>

Eco-Economy: Super Scheme is Political Suicide

Friday, 1 June 2001, 11:35 am | Finlay Thompson

Labour’s Super Fund is quickly becoming a financial and political disaster. Moreover, the scheme is insulting to young New Zealanders. It would be better for the Labour government to quietly let it drop. More >>

Eco-Economy: Fiscal Prudence and Debt Slavery

Friday, 25 May 2001, 1:39 pm | Finlay Thompson

Michael Cullen’s fiscal prudence is now legendary. He has obviously held onto the treasury purse strings very tightly. Almost all prominent government ministers have expressed the need to spend more money on Health, Education, Social Welfare, industrial ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Current Account Deficit a Fraud

Monday, 26 March 2001, 3:15 pm | Finlay Thompson

Recent misrepresentation of the $1.9 billion December 2000 current account deficit in media and political statements is arguably fraudulent, and is definitely reprehensible. More >>

Eco-Economy: Banking Reform in New Zealand

Wednesday, 21 March 2001, 5:06 pm | Finlay Thompson

I would like to compare and contrast two bank reform movements that attempted to shape the New Zealand financial scene. More >>

Eco-Economy: What’s Wrong With Jim’s New Bank

Wednesday, 21 February 2001, 12:02 am | Finlay Thompson

Jim’s new bank has the enthusiastic support of NZ Post and that’s about it. Even Finance Minister Michael Cullen looked quietly dismissive as the bank was announced yesterday in the Beehive. More >>

Eco-Economy: The Vision And The Challenge

Wednesday, 13 December 2000, 10:13 am | Finlay Thompson

The Vision: that our beautiful world is big and rich enough to support an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic system, providing us all with physical security and social prospect. More >>

Eco-Economy: A Culture Change is Required.

Friday, 22 September 2000, 8:59 pm | Finlay Thompson

Free market idealism has had its day. Proponents and supporters of New Zealand's fifteen year excursion into pure free market economic theory need to acknowledge that the experiment has been a failure. The current account deficit is one very good ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Making Money in the 1980's

Friday, 8 September 2000, 6:30 pm | Finlay Thompson

The New Zealand public deserves some answers from our Treasury and Reserve Bank officials. During the 1980's they presided over the asset-stripping of our country. First the private sector and then the public sector were taken over by a new breed of financiers, ... More >>

Eco-Economy: Who is in Control of the Money?

Thursday, 24 August 2000, 5:51 pm | Finlay Thompson

This weeks collapse of the New Zealand dollar should bring the free market experiment of the last fifteen years into question. More >>

Eco-Economy: An Appeal to our Bankers.

Friday, 28 July 2000, 5:50 pm | Finlay Thompson

This is an appeal to New Zealand Bankers, not those "big market" bankers, those international elitist bankers. I appeal to the corner banker, who probably lost his job when an ATM was installed. By Dr Finlay Thompson. More >>

Eco-Economy: Business Sector vs Financial Sector

Wednesday, 19 July 2000, 9:24 am | Finlay Thompson

The financial sector is hiding behind the word "business". The much discussed political "line in the sand" is not between the left and the right, employees and employers, truckies and farmers. Writes Dr Finlay Thompson. More >>

Eco-Economy: There is No Alternative

Wednesday, 14 June 2000, 11:09 am | Finlay Thompson

The Reserve Bank will want to raise interest rates yet again. Inflation is lurking everywhere and our over-heating economy will be in need of the wet blanket again. Governor Don Brash will stand at the podium and announce seven percent interest, ... More >>