Currency Sharing Insanity

Perhaps the most “absurd” thing to cross Forbes’ contributor Tim Worstall’s desk on this particular morning was a report on how New Zealand and Australia might merge their currencies to create a single trans-Tasman currency block. “The productivity commissions of the two nations indicated a shared Trans-Tasman currency could reduce business costs but pointed to Europe as an example of possible downsides,” Worstall writes. “Given that I regard how and when the Chinese economy slows down as the most important economic question the world faces currently I’d say that tying the NZ$ to the A$ would be the most insane decision made since Ireland bankrupted the entire country by guaranteeing all the banks.”


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Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered

Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered

The oldest surviving photograph of a Māori person, a picture of Hemi Pomara, has been discovered in the National Library of Australia, an historical “scoop” being lauded on both sides of…