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Rodney Hide talks with Don Brash about inflation and much more


Rodney Hide hosting at The Platform talks with Don Brash about inflation, the Reserve Bank and much more

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Andrew Cornwell
Andrew Cornwell
Jul 28, 2022

It feels like we have lost the lessons of the past and it's a rerun of the 1970s and 1980s. A lot of pain to get things under control which unfortunately will need to be repeated.

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Peter Young
Peter Young
Jul 27, 2022

Don above all else is a gentleman. I'd be very interested to hear his views on what Oliver Hartwich & Graeme Wheeler have also relayed, apropos the RBNZs recent performance. Their's has been rather more critical, and I believe deservedly so. When it comes to the resilience of our banking industry and the likes of inflation, Tane Mahuta is surely an irrelevancy.

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
Jul 27, 2022

A Journey to Jekyll Island and beyond


What on earth is it with the financial world these days that ~99% of financial commentators/academics/ministers/bureaucrats etc, appear to be perfectly comfortable with the giant stinking gorilla sitting in front of every one of them in the middle of our kitchen tables, and gobbling up Mainstreet's lunch. They also appear to be comfortable in completely ignoring history and the most tragic lessons from the financial past.


And why is it that people such as ex-central bankers of supposedly reasonable intelligence, can so completely contradict themselves in such an extraordinary array of ways?


Case in point... in a webinar last year John Key made this astonishing statement when asked about his views on cryptos.…







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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
Jul 28, 2022
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Yes I absolutely agree with your comment Ron. Currency backing just by gold won't work just as it wasn't working leading up to Nixon's move in 1971. Nevertheless, when fiat currencies go tits up, the only viable solution is to move to a tangible and stable backing. This new concept involves probably 20 major commodities including gold and other PMs. So the genius of this new system will be the stabilising effect of multiple commodities including energy, and grain etc that provide the tangible backing for all of the cooperating currencies. Also price discovery for gold is not market driven anyway but by the paper markets. IOW people who don't have physical gold sell paper to other entities that don't want t…

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lynnsam112
lynnsam112
Jul 26, 2022

well worth a listen - surprised how little comment there is on this topic, with inflation going northwards and no solutions offered - all the government has done is appoint 4 new Reserve Bank Board Members - 2 of them being Maori with absolutely NO economic backgrounds - but they do have degrees in Maori studies, language etc.....the other 2 have some economic experience - hmmm, that's going to help get inflation under control I'm sure....🤔 WHERE HAS COMMON SENSE GONE IN THIS WORLD

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Very Interesting talk thank you Don Brash. Greatly increased my knowledge on inflation and how it works. Pity Don didn't give s 'savers' some advice on how to keep our savings and not end up in the same boat as his relative.

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Colin Maxwell
Colin Maxwell
Jul 28, 2022
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It seems to completely escape Mr Brash's attention that the situation he laments in regard to his Uncle's tragedy is the very system that his private banking cabal-orientated racket causes. Fiat money created as debt is what causes saving initiatives like his Uncles to be devastated over time... in fact, it is guaranteed. What is wrong with these muddled thinkers... the man actually uses an anecdote that illustrates one of the very traps of a broken system that in the next breath he then goes on to extol?

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