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  • News about Niue

    Niue is a place in need of foreign aid, mainly from New Zealand. It is unclear whether an invasion of Australian libertarians would change that. [...]
  • Monetary policy needs public scrutiny

    Central banks have a crucial role to fulfil in our economies. This role thus deserves public scrutiny and debate. Given the RBNZ’s independence, external commentary on its actions is the most effective check on its operations. [...]
  • A tale of two countries

    We have a choice in New Zealand if we are satisfied with our status quo and content to keep fighting the same old political battles for the next decades. Alternatively, we could break out of our old ways and try something radically new. [...]
  • How freedom was lost in Brexit

    For those people who campaigned for Brexit in the hope that it would yield a more liberal, more free market Britain, Theresa May's repositioning of the Tory party is a huge disappointment. [...]
  • Time for a New Zealand first

    Over the next parliamentary term, many tough nuts need to be cracked, chief among them the overhaul of our planning laws. What better way to go about such seminal reforms than with a large majority? [...]
  • It is a distraction that National could do without this election year. Instead of battling the opposition, they are facing Eminem’s lawyers in the High Court. [...]
  • New Zealand needs to be presented choices for our future. It needs to have clear-cut alternatives offered by its parties. It needs to ensure that we solve today’s problems and not leave them to future generations. [...]
  • Manifesto 2017

    07/04/2017

    Election years should be festivals of democracy. They should be about debating novel ways of tackling our country’s most pressing problems. [...]
  • Manifesto 2017

    03/04/2017

    Wouldn't it be good to have an election fought on the issues that matter for the future of the country? [...]
  • Deferred reality

    31/03/2017

    If reality does not fit your policy targets, just change the way you measure it. [...]
  • Brexit might not just mean Brexit but a surge in trade between the United Kingdom and New Zealand. [...]
  • It is good that Prime Minister Bill English has restarted the Super debate. However, his plans could have been better. [...]
  • We should not regard the homeownership rate as the most important measure of a functioning housing market. Just because the ownership rate is falling does not tell us much on its own. Neither is a high ownership rate necessarily a positive. [...]
  • A robo-tax

    03/03/2017

    Bill Gates wants a tax on robots. But what about all the other things that have made us ever made more productive? [...]
  • Democracy would be great were it not for election years. [...]

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