Tag Archives: spin

Demographia Round #2: my faith in journalism is restored (a little)

Prime Minister takes issue with house-cost findings: An international survey that found New Zealand the least affordable country for house buyers was widely attacked yesterday and its findings questioned.

I’ll keep an eye on how this unfolds (Original post here).

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Aotearoa New Zealand, Barry, economic analysis

Spinning the Housing Affordability Crisis: Don Brash and Demographia try shift the blame, and the New Zealand Herald goes along for the free ride.

Anne Gibson’s unbalanced article: “NZ houses world’s least affordable” in this morning’s New Zealand Herald brings together a couple of themes I’ve been mulling over recently: housing affordability and PR “spin”. The article reports on the release of an international study of housing affordability and associated policy suggestions by Demographia (full report here).

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Aotearoa New Zealand, Barry, economic analysis