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Win or lose, the Rugby World Cup is being seen as a great opportunity to boost our economy.
We put Kate Raworth and Arthur Grimes in the ring together to debate the value of growth.
If the government gave everyone an extra $1000 to spend would we all be better off? Bernard Hickey looks into the theory of helicopter money.
Nikki Mandow tells us why social procurement is way more exciting than it sounds - and how it might change the world.
The Two Cents' Worth team is joined by the Honourable Kris Fa'afoi to discuss banks, interest rate caps and 5G.
New Zealanders lost 33 million dollars so scams last year. Madison Reidy looks at how that's impacting our economy and what we're doing to stop it.
Nikki Mandow looks at avocado economics and how this humble fruit became an underworld currency.
Small businesses, with fewer than 20 employees, make up 97 percent of our enterprises and every month 850 new businesses start up in New Zealand. But, on the flip side, 10 or so go into liquidation.
The business of death is undergoing fascinating changes in New Zealand right now. Our funeral sector was recently valued at $256 million. But more and more, we’re seeing big multinationals taking over the industry.
British economist Kate Raworth is garnering a big following worldwide with her message that growth isn't always good - rather the opposite.
The cost and convenience of Uber has transformed the way we move around our cities. And the ride-sharing goliath is looking to revolutionise the way we travel even further.
In a small corner of Grey Lynn, Auckland, trees are being cleared and tired old buildings are being demolished for a new development. That doesn't sound particularly unusual - but it is.
The Two Cents' Worth team have gone in search of answers to their most burning economic questions. What happened to Tip Top Cookies and Cream ice cream? Where did all the boutique barbershops in Wellington come from?
The businessman turning the working week on its head tells Claire Crofton why he did it and why others should too.
The Two Cents' Worth team dedicates the entire podcast to debating the merits of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget and how it's likely to impact the New Zealand economy.
The US/China trade war has definitely escalated this month, surprising most of the global economy. Bernard Hickey looks at how we got here and where it leaves us.
In April, a new law made domestic violence a workplace issue - what does that mean in practice and is it really necessary? Claire Crofton investigates.
Heard of the lipstick indicator? What about the cardboard box index? Nikki Mandow grabs a Big Mac and investigates some of  our more bizarre economic indicators.
At the end of May, the government will be rolling out their new Wellbeing Budget, but what’s the big deal? Can it really make us a happier, healthier nation? Claire Crofton investigates.
Two years ago, then 18-year-old Jackson left school with NCEA level 3 in maths, economics, physics and travel/tourism. He started looking for a job in the construction sector. And he’s still looking.
All over the world, younger generations are drinking less. That’s got to be good for our health - but not so great for business. Claire Crofton discovers how millennials are disrupting the business of booze.
Justin Gregory opens the books on book publishing in New Zealand to find out if anyone's making any money.
Growing cannabis is something we do pretty well in parts of this country, but until now that has not been something to be proud of or even talk about. That's about to change.
Tim Watkin looks at a new initiative to create a hybrid workspace – somewhere between the market economy and the volunteer sector – where people get something in return when they volunteer.
It took an extraordinary series of events to expose what raw commercial and network monopoly power looks like in the Internet age. And how powerless even our most powerful have become.
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Nov 2nd, 2018
Latest Episode
Sep 6th, 2019
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24 minutes

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