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Insights

‘Insights’ is the weekly newsletter of The New Zealand Initiative. Every Friday it provides comment pieces on domestic and global policy issues and the state of the world as such. It is a newsletter serious enough for a think tank – and lighthearted enough for an enjoyable Friday afternoon read. Please subscribe to ‘Insights’ by visiting the website of The New Zealand Initiative: www.nzinitiative.org.nz

Our very own House of Cards

The new Parliament promises to be a place of high theatre.  It will be the stage for heroes and villains of Shakespearean proportions. [...]

Monetary window-dressing

The best way for a central bank to achieve both low inflation and low unemployment is to make it pursue price stability alone. [...]

Congratulations, New Zealand

New Zealanders can be proud that after an agonising month of politics, our political culture eventually delivered a dignified transition of power. It is testament to the strength and vitality of our democracy and institutions. [...]

Let’s get apolitical

There is a world of good policy ideas out there. Whoever wins tomorrow’s election, let’s hope they engage with it. [...]

In the mood for policy change

To sum up the Mood of the Boardroom, there is an appetite for change in the business community. Not necessarily in a party-political sense but certainly in policy terms. [...]

Acta non verba*

By all means, let’s increase our schools’ language teaching capacity. But let’s do it properly. [...]