BBQ Economics

by Liam Dann


From interest rates to the price of cheese and everything in between, this is an essential guide to the New Zealand economy, how it works and why it matters.

Should I fix or float? Is now a good time to buy — or sell? What do self-made billionaires know that you and I don’t? Why does cheese cost so much?
Veteran financial journalist Liam Dann has fielded as many money-related questions as he has enjoyed beers around the BBQ — and often at the same time.
In this book, he sets out to answer them all, sharing his decades of insight with stories and quotes from prominent politicians, financial experts and business moguls and loads of helpful graphs and illustrations in a super-informative, entertaining introduction to money, how it works, what we should do with it, and why it matters.

— What even is money? — Economic theory — Who’s left, who’s right, who’s wrong?: Money and politics — Bitcoin, NFTs and the future of money — Inflation and deflation — AI and the future of work — Migration — How to read an economic forecast — Good times, bad times: Growth, recessions and depressions — Work smarter: NZ’s productivity problem — Earthquakes, pandemics and market crashes — Investing — Safe as houses: The Kiwi obsession with property — Bank profits — The Great Depression — Boomer Times — Muldoon’s shadow — GDP or not GDP — Taxing questions — Understanding risk — And so much more . . .

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 272 Pages
Imprint: Penguin
Published: March 2024
ISBN: 9781776950768

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